Co-Founder, The Democracy Collaborative
What Comes After Capitalism? Upcoming Teach-Ins Can Show a Way Forward
Next System Project co-chair Gar Alperovitz and Santa Barbara Teach-In Coordinator Ben Manski discuss the national historic Teach-Ins movement and how it’s playing out this Spring in this Op-Ed for truthout:
Teach-ins as a strategy for helping catalyze serious change have been part and parcel of progressive change for more than five decades. Beginning in the mid-1960s with the teach-ins on the war in Vietnam and continuing on through the 1970s and 1980s with the use of teach-ins by the environmental, women’s, anti-apartheid and anti-nuclear movements, into the 1990s and 2000s with the Democracy Teach-Ins and Tent State Universities, and most recently with Occupy and Black Lives Matter, activists have periodically revived the tradition of campus teach-ins… Read full article.