Coming up this Friday, November 13 at 7:00 pm – FRANCES FOX PIVEN on ELECTION 2020 – What Just Happened, and What Now?


FRANCES FOX PIVEN on ELECTION 2020 – What Just Happened, and What Now?

Frances Fox Piven, one of the “nine most dangerous people in the world” (Glenn Beck), returns to SVA to analyze the 2020 election

Friday, November 13 // 7:00pm
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Frances Fox Piven, sociologist, activist, one of the “nine most dangerous people in the world” (Glenn Beck), and author of the definitive analysis of the barriers to voting in the United States, returns to the School of Visual Arts to analyze the 2020 election.

And what an election it is! Though it’s unclear how much of the count we will know even by then, she will survey what we do know about the winners and losers for the Presidency, the Congress, the House, key state offices, and more. She will analyze the dynamics of the whole campaign season from the crowded Democratic primaries to the general. She will reflect on what the election bodes for issues especially urgent for today’s students – climate change, student debt, jobs and wages, racial justice, healthcare, and more. Finally, she will ask, in light of the results, what ordinary people can do next to achieve a better world.

There are few better guides to interpret what the results of this contest mean. Join us! Presented by BFA Visual & Critical Studies & the Honors Program

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Frances Fox Piven, Professor Emerita of Politics at CUNY, was called by Glenn Beck one of the “nine most dangerous people in the world.” She has been among the most incisive, humane and engaged voices on the left for decades in the struggle for voter rights, welfare rights, working people’s rights, and social reform. She is the co-founder of the National Welfare Rights Organization and the author of Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America, Poor People’s Movements, Regulating the Poorand Why Americans Don’t Vote.


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Humanity is living through an interlocking series of crises. It is difficult to say strongly enough how urgent the situation is. How do these conditions impact the arts? Does art have resources that might come to our aid in these serious times? What is to be done? In light of all there is to understand and to change, SVA’s Art & Politics Lecture Series, co-hosted by the BFA Visual & Critical Studies and Honors Program, invites activists, scholars, politicians, artists, critics, historians, curators, and scientists, to address, discuss and debate politics, art, and the delicate filaments that tie them together.

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