Do you enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research? The Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds.
The Scholars’ Hub events are done in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library and Aurora Public Library, and are presented by York Alumni Engagement. Students, alumni and all members of the community are welcome to attend. All sessions take place at 12 p.m.
The series continues Nov. 4 with “Claim the Vote, claim the country: On the question of 2020 US elections and the commons.”
This event will be presented by Adam Churchard, PhD candidate, politics, Faculty of Graduate Studies, and Anna Agathangelou, professor, Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.
Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests over police brutality and racism, the U.S. is holding its elections. America’s democratic infrastructure is under unprecedented strain as it attempts to hold a federal election largely through mail-in ballots, while incumbent President Donald Trump continues to make unsubstantiated claims of mass voter fraud and refuses to commit to accepting an election loss. This presentation will examine how the U.S. political system functions, in particular systemic voter suppression against Black, people of colour, poor, and women voters, and critical contestations by different populations to claim the vote. They will also reflect on the U.S. presidential election, its implications for Canada and the world, and conceptions of democracy and the commons in the United States and beyond.
Register for the event here: https://yorku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jYxMBPbiS6W1JuQ2za-jwQ.
For more information the series, visit https://www.yorku.ca/alumniandfriends/connect/events/scholars-hub/.