The Movement That Took Down a President: Lessons for Trumpian Times
Wednesday, April 12
Brooklyn Free School
372 Clinton Ave (between Green and Lafayette)
After the initial shock of Trump’s election victory, there has been no shortage of resistance to Trump’s reactionary agenda. We took to the streets in massive numbers proving Trump has no mandate at the Women’s March. We protested in airports across the country in opposition to Trump’s bigoted executive orders targeting Muslims and the undocumented. And we continue building grassroots resistance – defending Planned Parenthood clinics, petitions for sanctuary campuses, and building emergency response networks.
As we organize for the battles to come, we have to ask the question: What kind of movement would it really take to bring down Donald Trump?
To answer this, it’s worth looking back for decades to the last – and only – time a president was forced to resign. What lessons can we learn from the social movements of the 1960’s? What role did they play in compelling Nixon to leave office in a disgrace in 1974? And how can this history help us build a stronger fight today? Join us for discussion!