We strive to build community, educate voters, and use our Sharpies to write to save democracy together. Join us on Friday, November 3, 9:30am to 12pm ET, to write postcards, talk about the races, and hear from candidates and political leaders.
Amy Binder and Jeff Kidder, Co-Authors of “The Channels of Student Activism: How the Left and Right Are Winning (and Losing) in Campus Politics Today”, will join us at 10:00 am ET. As we gear up for another historic presidential election in 2024, when the youth vote will be vitally important, it is worth taking stock of what academic research can tell us about college student mobilization. In The Channels of Student Activism: How the Left and Right Are Winning (and Losing) in Campus Politics Today (University of Chicago Press, 2022), Amy Binder and Jeffrey Kidder analyze how politically engaged college students across the ideological spectrum decide where to put their efforts. They show how progressives are drawn inside their universities, by academic departments, multicultural centers and student affairs initiatives, but are largely unfunded and un-mobilized by outside liberal and left political organizations. Conservatives, on the other hand, function as an outside insurgency, supported by a rich ecosystem of donors, think tanks, and provocative groups. During this zoom session with Markers For Democracy, Downtown Nasty Women Social Group, and Team Min, the authors will describe the advantages and disadvantages of each of the two activism channels to students, and discuss the channels’ concerning effects on politics at large.
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