Guest Speaker; Deepak Bhargava with Harry Hanbury.
This election season, like no other, causes us to wonder, worry, engage… “what if?”
How we get out the vote is critical, along with what to do if Trump tries to steal the election. Renowned activist, Deepak Bhargava, in tandem with his loving husband, filmmaker and history teacher Harry Hanbury, will unwrap the risks, the points of leverage and lessons of inspiration, to understand the fascist state we face. Democracy is a verb, an ongoing act. Together we will explore how to practice our democratic right to engage.
Music by Bev Grant.
To join us, Please RSVP at: https://election_hope.eventbrite.com
Deepak Bhargava is a policy expert on issues of poverty, economic justice, racial equity, and immigration, and has extensive practical experience in community organizing, leadership development, social movements, progressive strategy, issue campaigns, coalition building and voter mobilization.
Prior to joining SLU, he was President and Executive Director of Community Change and Community Change Action for 16 years, two of the premier national organizations supporting grassroots community organizing in low-income communities of color in the United States. He has trained and mentored hundreds of leaders who play key roles in progressive organizations and social justice movements, and worked to establish important labor-community partnerships at the national level on issues such as immigration reform, health care, and fiscal policy.
Harry Hanbury was a filmmaker and journalist for over twenty years and was one of the team of producers that launched Retro Report. In 2017 he became a high school history teacher, but he is taking this pandemic year off from teaching and returning to filmmaking. He’s currently exploring the range of actions people can take to win the election and has been hosting a weekly Defeat Trump Zoom Meeting every Saturday at noon.