Recorded April 6th 2021.
Campus Vote Project Student Advisory Board Member Benjamin Nixon speaks with Dr. Thomas M. Grace about declining rates of unionization and its broad impact on activism, the intertwinement of economic and social justice, fusion voting's ability to foment student power at the ballot box, and mobilization tactics organized labor can use to incorporate and maximize student voices. They delve into the history of the unionist-activist movement across several decades and look at ways students can learn from organizing successes and, more often, organizing failures.
Dr. Grace is the author of "Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties," where his experiences showed him firsthand the deadly dangers of student activism during the Vietnam Era. He is a professor of history at SUNY Erie Community College in New York, previously serving as a social worker and activist for over two decades.
Produced and Edited by Benjamin Nixon.
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