Join us in the UWM Union’s Alumni Fireside Lounge on September 11 at 5:00pm for a conversation with Dawson Barrett, Assistant Professor of History at Del Mar College, who will discuss his recently published book, The Defiant: Protest Movements in Post-Liberal America.
The Defiant explores the major policy shifts of this new Gilded Age through the lens of dissent—through the picket lines, protest marches, and sit-ins that greeted them at every turn. Barrett documents these clashes at neoliberalism’s many points of impact, moving from the Arizona wilderness, to Florida tomato fields, to punk rock clubs in New York and California—and beyond. He takes readers right up to the present day with an epilogue tracing the Trump administration’s strategies and policy proposals, and the myriad protests they have sparked.
Capturing a wide range of protest movements in action—from environmentalists’ tree-sits to Iraq War peace marches to Occupy Wall Street, #BlackLivesMatter, and more—The Defiant is a gripping analysis of the profound struggles of our times.
This event is sponsored by the UWM Cultures & Communities Program, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and Department of History.