Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Dziedzic
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Sarah
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Independent Oral Historian
Abstract: 
In a time where many young people have come into political consciousness during the presidency of Barack Obama––a center Democratic who nonetheless inspired a sense of optimism due to his support of legislation around healthcare and LGBTQA rights––the current regime presents a new challenge: how to conceive of and carry out a lifelong approach to challenging the severe breakdown of our democracy into neo-fascism? Where can we find a model for lifelong resistance from Radicals of an earlier generation, and where must we develop new methods catered specifically to this political moment? Taking the form of a public interview, moderated by two oral historians, with two individuals of "retirement age" who have long been––and still are!––active in the Resistance Movement, this panel will explore these questions and others before welcoming the audience to join and continue the discussion.
Independent Oral Historian