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October 2020

Oct 29

A Philosophical Forum on Racial Justice

6:00 PM

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Zoom: details will be available at Dr. Auxter and Dr. Pismenny discuss the roots and the current manifestations of systemic racism exacerbated by the pandemic, reflecting on the Black Lives Matter movement, and ways to combat racism in our own backyards.

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Oct 30

“Turn to the Left, Extractivism and Indigenous Rights in Latin America” – Presentation

12:50 PM

Dr. Carmen Martinez Novo - Professor of Latin American Studies, University of Florida

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November 2020

Nov 02

The U.S. Elections: What can we Learn from Other Populist Governments?

12:00 PM - Virtual

What lessons can we learn from populist experiences around the world to make sense of Donald Trump’s Populism? If populism thrives on polarizing the population into two camps and building enemies, it is possible to reach reconciliation after populism. When and how populism disfigures democracy? Does populism lead to competitive authoritarianism, and how? How does populism mute into fascism or dictatorship? Could populists democratize unequal societies and polities ruled by technocrats? Is left populism the answer to stop rightwing variants?…

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Nov 09

G-Cultural Environmental Justice Poetry Slam

8:00 AM

What does Global-Cultural Environmental Justice mean to you? How might it be imagined? What might it concern specifically? How might we work in its direction with our language and actions? How might we actually go about making it? Video-record yourself with your phone or webcam as if you were on a stage and the phone or webcam were your microphone. Dress up your background(s) as your “stage” however you might like. Send submissions in the form of your poetry text…

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Nov 13
Nov 20

“Populism conceptual strategies and debates” – Presentation

12:50 PM

Dr. Carlos della Torre - Director, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida

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