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MA Critical Theory and the Arts and BFA Visual & Critical Studies present Frances Fox Piven, who will discuss the after-effects of the November midterm elections. RSVP here.

The midterm elections have already produced a number of surprises and developments. In New York, incumbents have been unseated by socialist challengers; women are running for office in record numbers; the Republican party is closing ranks around the President and his politics; turnout, generally abysmal, midterm or not, has been ticking upwards.

Voter participation in the November midterm elections will be indicative of the overall attitude of the nation toward the Trump administration’s policies and appointments—and of its capacity to resist. Frances Fox Piven, sociologist, activist and author of the definitive analysis of the barriers to voting in the United States, will join us a few days after Election Day for a discussion of the results, ramifications and meaning of the 2018 midterms.

 

Visual & Critical Studies