A panel discussion of the giant ramifications of the US Presidential Election among activists and scholars on the left.
About this Event
Fri, November 13, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
The November 3 election will have giant ramifications for the entire world, and certainly for Canada. Although the outcome will not likely be clear for days after voting day, by November 13 the trends should be evident. Join us for a panel discussion featuring four activists and scholars on the left, offering perspectives from Canada, the US and the UK.
Radhika Desai, President of the Society, will be moderating this panel and leading a Q&A discussion afterward.
This event is the first in a planned series by the Society for Socialist Studies. We ask that you please register for the event so that you can be notified when we hold future events.
While this event is free, we appreciate donations to the society. A suggested donation of $5 would be appreciated, as the Society for Socialist Studies is a non-profit committed to fully open-access publication of its journal. Once you have registered, please donate here: https://socialiststudies.ca/membership/
If you’re interested in the other programming of the Society, please consider becoming a member! Holding a membership will mean you are a part of a cross-Canada network of leftist scholars, activists, and critical thinkers. You can become a member here: https://socialiststudies.ca/membership/
About the Panelists
Gary Dymski is professor of applied economics at Leeds University, UK. Born and raised in the US, he has taught at Leeds since 2012. His extensive research covers US politics and policy, including the political economy of race.
Margaret Kimberley is Senior Editor of the Black Agenda Report, author of Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents, and active in the leadership of The Black Alliance for Peace and the United National Antiwar Coalition.
Dimitri Lascaris is a Montreal-based lawyer, journalist and activist based An ardent ecosocialist, he recently came a close second in the race for the Green Party of Canada He has been a correspondent for The Real News Network and is currently a member of its Board of Directors.
Dennis Pilon is associate professor, Department of Politics, York University, and a gay and Métis scholar specializing in electoral politics, the media and Canadian politics.
Shama Rangwala is assistant professor in the Department of Humanities at York University in Toronto. Her research focuses on the reproduction of racial capitalism throughout the modern history of settler colonialism. She is founding editor of Pyriscence and a regular panelist on Alberta Primetime.
Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian, editor and journalist. He is author of Red Star Over the Third World (LeftWord, 2017) and the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books. His latest book is Washington Bullets, with an introduction by Evo Morales Ayma.
About the Society for Socialist Studies
The Society for Socialist Studies (SSS) is an association of progressive academics, students, activists and members of the general public. Formed in 1967, the Society’s purpose is to facilitate and encourage research and analysis with an emphasis on socialist, feminist, anti-racist and ecological points of view.
The Society for Socialist Studies is an independent academic association and is not affiliated with any political organization or group.
Currently, the Society focuses on two projects: our peer-reviewed academic journal, and our annual conference at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Both projects are intended to provide a forum for wide-ranging discussion, debate and analysis.