The politics of radical love: Ilhan Omar on Forging Transformational Change



Moderator: John Nichols
Panelist: Ilhan Omar

Elected to Congress in 2018, Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar has refused to accept status quo politics. She has challenged xenophobia, racism, imperialism and militarism, earning her the scorn of President Trump and his allies. But Omar has become a leader in the struggles to change foreign and domestic policy. This discussion will focus on her vision and why she believes that these challenging times open up avenues to achieve it.

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Ruth Conniff, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, John Rosenow, Roberto Tecpile
Many don’t realize it, but in the last 20 years the workforce that does the day-to-day work on Wisconsin dairy farms has come to be dominated by Latino immigrants. Wisconsin Examiner Editor-in-chief Ruth Conniff has published a new book about this cross-cultural relationship and she will speak in this session with a longtime farmer, one of his employees and a leading advocate for Latino workers.
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How do we deal with pandemic fatigue?

Sept. 13, 3:00 p.m.
Natalie Yahr, Dominique Brossard, Ajay Sethi
COVID-19 case counts continue to remain troublingly high at the same time that public tolerance for continued restrictions has plummeted. Two UW-Madison experts in epidemiology and health communication will talk about finding the balance between public safety and political reality, and how best to communicate that information to the public.
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Is Wisconsin a climate change haven?

Sept. 15, 11:00 a.m.
Alexandra Tempus, Daryl Fairweather, Mrill Ingram, Larry Larson
Migration driven by climate change is already happening in the United States and is only likely to accelerate. The upper Midwest and Wisconsin in particular are sometimes identified as climate change havens, removed from rising coastal waters and ravaging wildfires. Is that an accurate assessment, and if so what does that mean for us here? Listen to a fascinating panel discuss how things might play out in the coming decades.
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