"What Is Democracy?": A Film Screening and Community Discussion with Director Astra Taylor

April 25, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (already occurred)
Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall
Event poster featuring a headshot of Astra Taylor and two photos of the "What Is Democracy?" film poster, one of which is upside down

Professor Amel Ahmed, political science, UMass Amherst
Professor Thomas Dumm, political science, Amherst College
Mie Inouye, political science, Yale Graduate School

Astra Taylor is a filmmaker, writer and organizer. Her work focuses on the shared human search for truth, community and freedom. Her latest book, Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone (Metropolitan, May 7), has garnered advance praise from Danielle Allen, Robin DG Kelley and Rebecca Solnit. In recognition of her work on the student debt crisis, she has been named “a new civil rights leader” among scholars and activists such as Michelle Alexander, Patrice Cullors and Bryan Stevenson (Los Angeles Times). She lives in New York City.

This event is generously supported by the Lamont Fund, the Department of Political Science and the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College. It is free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact mbrangan@amherst.edu.

Contact Info

Michaela Brangan
(413) 542-2380
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