*CANCELLED* Students, Labor Activism, and Publishing: From Radical America to Jacobin

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 // 6:00 pm

Paley Library: Ground Floor Lecture Hall -- 1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Radical America book cover

*Due to extenuating circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.*

In the late 1960s, a group of graduate students affiliated with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) established a journal called Radical America. The journal uncovered the historical roots of present-day issues facing working-class men and women, challenged the idea that students did not care about unions, and celebrated the vibrant (but often hidden) currents of radical multiracial and multicultural movements. In 2011, twelve years after Radical America ceased publication, the magazine Jacobin was founded. Started by an undergraduate student, it has grown to become one of the leading voices of the American left, publishing the work of radical journalists, academics, and artists, and championing movements for social justice.

Please join us for a conversation with Jacobin founding editor Bhaskar Sunkara and former Radical America editor Allen Hunter about the role of students and labor activism in 2018. What can today’s students learn from students of the 1960s? How can labor and other social movements involve students and be responsive to their ideas, needs, and aspirations? And how can magazines, blogs, and other publications help students amplify their voices?

Moderated by Minju Bae, a PhD Candidate in the History Department at Temple University.

Workers’ Struggles, Past and Present: A “Radical America” Reader, edited by James Green, was reissued by Temple University Press in 2018 and is now freely available to read online. It is part of a larger collection of open access books on Labor Studies and Work published by Temple University Press.

This event has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Registration is encouraged.

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