2250 N Sheffield Ave
Transformations: Why You Shouldn’t Vote Tomorrow
Monday, November 7 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
DePaul Student Center, 120 2250 N Sheffield Ave
Colman McCarthy, Director, The Center for Teaching Peace, Washington D. C.
Stephanie McMillan, Cartoonist/Author/Organizer
Jibran Ludwig, Student, Shimer College
R.L. Stephens II, Labor Organizer/Co-founder, Orchestrated Pulse
The Meijer Twins, Authors/Teachers/Art Collective
Pete Parsons, Improv comedian
On the eve of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, a panel of six distinguished scholars, activists, and artists from around the country investigates the case for anarchy and the question of the ethics of participation in the electoral process. Though the next day’s election is billed as The Most Important Election Ever, we will have a reasoned conversation about the senses in which “the lesser of two evils” is not really a choice, the possibility that voting is a distraction from true political participation and action, the concern that the electoral process is part of the “bread and circuses” meant to keep the ruling class perpetually in power, and the claim that any vote within the system is ultimately a vote for empire, capital, hegemony, violence, racism, and oppression.