Please join us for a presentation and book signings with authors Thea Riofrancos (A PLANET TO WIN) and Daniel Denvir (ALL-AMERICAN NATIVISM) in conversation with Nikki Thannos on the themes of climate change, immigration, the Green New Deal, the imploding political center, and the recent resurgence of both the nativist right and the socialist left.
A Planet to Win explores the political potential and concrete first steps of a Green New Deal. It calls for dismantling the fossil fuel industry, building beautiful landscapes of renewable energy, and guaranteeing climate-friendly work, no-carbon housing, and free public transit. And it shows how a Green New Deal in the United States can strengthen climate justice movements worldwide.
For decades, Republicans and Democrats alike have employed xenophobic ideas and policies, declaring time and again that “illegal immigration” is a threat to the nation’s security, wellbeing, and future. Daniel Denvir argues in All-American Nativism, issues as diverse as austerity economics, free trade, mass incarceration, the drug war, the contours of the post 9/11 security state, and, yes, Donald Trump and the Alt-Right movement are united by the ideology of nativism, which binds together assorted anxieties and concerns into a ruthless political project.
Thea Riofrancos is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College and the author of Resource Radicals. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, n+1, Jacobin, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Dissent, and In These Times. She serves on the steering committee of DSA’s Ecosocialist Working Group.
Daniel Denvir is a Fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute and host of The Dig, a podcast from Jacobin magazine. His journalistic work covers criminal justice, the drug war, immigration, and politics and has appeared in the New York Times, Jacobin, Vox, the Nation, the Guardian, and elsewhere.
Nikki Thanos is Legal and Policy Director at New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice. She is the author of A Handbook for Social Justice Activists Thinking About Law School and co-author of Trouble in Paradise: Globalization and Environmental Crises in Latin America.
In the twenty-first century, all politics are climate politics.
American history told from the vantage of immigration politics