Del Mar College Observance of Hispanic Heritage Month with Book Discussion of The Defiant: Protest Movements in Post-Liberal America
October 04, 2018 7:00 pm
October 04, 2018 8:20 pm
In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Del Mar College’s Social Sciences Department and the Mexican American Studies program present The Defiant: Protest Movements in Post-Liberal America. Dr. Dawson Barrett, assistant professor of history, will discuss his new book and call attention to the post-1960s period, in which the United States’ economic, cultural, and political elites turned the tide against the protest movement gains of the previous 40 years and reshaped the ability of activists to influence the political process. The Defiant explores the major policy shifts of this new Gilded Age through the lens of dissent—through the picket lines, protest marches, and sit-ins that greeted them at every turn. This event is free and open to the public.
• Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Room 514, White Library, Del Mar College, East Campus, Naples at Kosar off Staples, free.