Michael Kennedy has published an article in The Progressive Post where he discusses "the cultural politics defining the 2020 Election" detailing divisions within the United States, misinformation, and risings of extremism. "America is not only more divided than progressives imagined. What is worse is that we are polarized in ways that Trump conjures."
On August 31st the Polish movement, Solidarność, can be called 40 years old. This time in 1980, an agreement was signed allowing for the formation of the Independent Self-Governing Trade Union Solidarity. In the middle of July 2020, Prof. Michael Kennedy recorded a video for a Polish foundation, Centrum Historii Zajezdnia, reflecting on what Solidarity was 40 years ago, and where we might see it today.
Professor Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve and Professor Michael Kennedy discuss "engaged scholarship" during the COVID-19 crisis. They discuss the importance of solidarity during a time of social distancing as well as discuss how students will be the innovators for a more equitable post-pandemic future.
Drastic measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have had an unintended & positive impact on the health of our environment. In our "Faculty in Focus" event, Prof. Timmons Roberts discusses climate justice with host Prof. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve.