Stuff We Did

Margins Staff, Spring 2016

By: Margins Staff, for the Spring 2016 Issue (PDF version)

Stuff We Did

This semester, Margins had two additional public events as part of our lecture series on the future of the American Left. On February 25, Margins co-sponsored a Pierson College Tea with Professor Christopher Phelps, an American studies professor at the University of Nottingham in England and co-author of a new history Radicals in America (2015). Around fifteen to twenty people were in attendance, and Pierson’s head of college Dr. Stephen Davis led a wide-ranging discussion on American history, social movements, radical politics, the 2016 presidential election, and the future of American politics. Afterwards, Margins staff members had dinner with Professor Phelps, and a good time was had by all.

Stuff We Did

On April 28, Margins held a well-attended talk with Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party U.S. presidential candidate. She discussed global warming, environmentalism, economic inequality, racial injustice, and the need for third-party organizing and mobilization on the Left to supplant the Democratic Party and create a true party of the people. It was a great delight to bring a national presidential candidate to Yale’s campus and have the chance to chat with her about the crises facing our generation.

Images: Scott Remer, PC ’16

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