SANDERS, TRUMP & CO: SPEAKING TOUR THROUGH GERMANY
March 3-11 - Hamburg, Kiel, Flensburg, Bremen, Köln, Jena, Erfurt, Berlin
For photos from this event, go here. What the hell is going on in U.S. politics right now?! A democratic socialist is challenging the Clinton Empire for the heart of the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, right-wing fundamentalists and demagogues are waging war with the Republican Party’s business-elite establishment. On both left and right, discontent with status-quo politics has reached a fevered pitch, and activists are making themselves heard louder than any time since the 1960s.
Why is this happening, and where will it lead? This March, Brooklyn-based political analyst and activist Ethan Young will tour eight cities throughout Germany, helping audiences around the country better understand the most momentous moment in U.S. politics in decades. Young, who works with PeopleforBernie.com, Portside.org, and the Left Labor Project in NYC, will discuss the presidential primary process, the battles taking place within each party and between progressive and conservative political cultures, and the current state of social movements in the U.S. And last but not least, he’ll let us know why he thinks the people of Germany should also #FeelTheBern! He will also talk about the state of social movements in the U.S.
This speaking tour is a co-production of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – New York Office and RLS regional offices across Germany.
HAMBURG, March 3, 2016, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Centro Sociale, Sternstraße 2
KIEL, March 4, 2016, 6pm-8:30pm
Kommunikationszentrum, Hansastraße 48
FLENSBURG, March 5, 5pm
Carl von Ossietzky-Buchhandlung, Große Straße 34
BREMEN, March 6, 2016, 6pm
Kulturzentrum Kukoon, Buntentorsteinweg 29
COLOGNE, March 7, 2016, 7pm-10pm
Naturfreundehaus Kalk, Kapellenstraße 9a
JENA, March 8, 2016, 6pm
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Carl-Zeiss-Str. 3
Hörsaalgebäude, Seminarraum 274
ERFURT, March 10, 2016, 7pm
RedRoXX, Pilse 29
BERLIN, March 11, 2016, 7pm
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Salon, Franz-Mehring-Platz 1
To read about Ethan Young’s perspectives on left politics in the U.S., please check out these studies, published by RLS–NYC:
To read about the Bernie Sanders phenomenon, check out the work of RLS–NYC Project Manager Ethan Earle, here:
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