NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
LLC 116
Timeslot: 
Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Event Organizer: 
Reading List: 
Stanley Aronowitz, Left Turn: forging a new political future, 2006, Boulder, CO: Paradigm
Description/Abstract of your Event: 

Despite moments of strong and broad solidarity since the 2008 crisis -- including the Occupy movement and the 2016 Sanders campaign that demonstrate wide-spread public support for leftist goals -- the Left has been increasingly portrayed in popular podcasts as a hypocritical, remote, humorless, arrogant mire of divisions. Generation Z, distrustful both of mainstream media propaganda and of political correctness and the call-out culture, looks to the Intellectual Dark Web for unfiltered political discussion, where the Left is scarcely represented and where the extreme right has full play along with distractive conspiracy theories. How should the Left educate the public in its goals and ideas, appeal to the college-age generation in the face of the seductions of IDW anti-Left web media, and organize that broad public into a strong, lasting and successful movement?

Participants

Rene Orellana is a recent graduate of John Jay College, CUNY, and founding member of the Intellectual Dark Web Discussion Group at John Jay.

Diamond Dumas is a founding member of the Intellectual Dark Web Discussion Group at John Jay College, CUNY

Dominick Bilello is a founding member of the Intellectual Dark Web Discussion Group at John Jay College, CUNY.

Kevin Vazquez-Garcia is a recent graduate of John Jay College, CUNY and a founding member of The Intellectual Dark Web Discussion Group at John Jay.

Rob Hollander is a Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology at John Jay College, CUNY. He has been involved with activism since the CUNY movement in the 1990's (SLAM) and Occupy Wall Street and in community resistance in Chinatown and the Lower East Side where he serves and the secretary...

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