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.
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