Spring 2017 History Teach-in Schedule. All teach-ins will be held in the Esterly Lounge, Engelhard Hall, room 202. Free and open to all. (Like the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HistoryTeachIns.)
Friday, January 20. 11:45am-1:45pm: Presidential Power with Brian Phillips Murphy
Join us for our inaugural History Department Teach-in of 2017. We will watch live as Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States of America. Following the inauguration, Professor Brian Phillips Murphy will lead a teach-in about what powers have just been transferred and what the modern presidency has become. Attendees are welcome to join for any and all of the event.
Tuesday, January 24. 1:00-2:00pm: Building Walls with Kornel Chang, Jason Cortes, Sadia Abbas, and Tim Raphael
During the election, the president-elect spoke about building walls and deporting millions of undocumented immigrants. Join us for a discussion on undocumented immigration, as faculty panelists speak on the past, present, and possible future of U.S. immigration policy and how it might impact our communities.
Wednesday, February 8. 2:30-3:30pm: Nazis and Demagogues with Eva Giloi
Racism, demagoguery, intimidation, scapegoating, exploiting discontent: these were the obvious tactics the Nazis used to gain power. But they also used more cunning, institutional methods to hold on to power, from manipulating the legal system to gaining control of people’s daily lives. Join us for a discussion about what we can learn from how the Nazis and other demagogues seized and maintained power.
Tuesday, February 28. 1:00-2:00pm: White Backlash with Mark Krasovic and Kyle Riismandel
Much has been made of the role of white racial resentment in the recent presidential election. This entry in the teach-in series seeks to place this political phenomenon in a longer story of American racial politics, with a particular focus on the conservative ascendancy of the late twentieth century.
Special note. The Documenting Hate in Greater Newark Project was created to make sure that hateful incidents of intimidation, harassment, and verbal or physical abuse are not lost to history; to better understand the frequency and nature of such incidents; and to help end them. If you or anyone in our community have incidents to report, please visit http://tinyurl.com/documentinghate.