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Cultural Postmortem 2020

How can artists and scholars help the nation contend with the peril in which we find ourselves—starting with our own campuses? The 2020 US presidential race was one of the most politically and ideologically divisive and contentious races that we've ever seen. And as the events of January 6, 2021 have illustrated, the nation remains divided to the point where political leaders at the highest level are challenging election results without any evidence or basis in reality and a largely white group of insurrectionists tried to overthrow the US government.

 

Chris, along with Professor Ruth Ellen Kocher (University of Colorado, Boulder) and Professor Malinda Maynor Lowery (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) reflect on the cultural, social, and political fall-out from the 2020 election and imagine paths forward.

 

Watch the event recording here