Book Talk with Lily Geismer, Author of "Don't Blame Us"
Start: Tuesday, August 03, 2021• 6:30 PM • Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)
This is a virtual event
In her book Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party, Lily Geismer traces the evolution of modern liberalism by focusing on the suburban organizing along the high-tech corridor of Route 128 around Boston in the 1950s and 1960s. Surveying political fights around fair housing, education, war/peace, and land use, Geismer explores both the possibilities and limitations of such organizing, with important lessons for activists of today.
What can we learn about the political landscape in our state, and how can the history of such organizing inform our work today? Worcester School Committee Member Tracy O'Connell Novick will facilitate the discussion.