Event: Blue Wave or Red Tide? (11/16)

Fri, November 16th, 2018
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
25 W. 43rd Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10036


In an electoral season in which the sitting presidential administration has loomed large, what do the elections tell us about the current political landscape, especially with regard to racial, gender and class voting patterns? What do the contemporary Democratic and Republican Parties stand for? What are the challenges and possibilities that face people and organizations committed to social and economic justice?

Speakers Include:

John Nichols @NicholsUprising
National Affairs Correspondent, The Nation; contributing writer, The Progressive and In These Times
John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress. He is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in The New York TimesChicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers.

Sabrina Siddiqui @SabrinaSiddiqui
Political Reporter, The Guardian; contributor, CBSN, MSNBC, CNN, The Bill Press Show
Sabrina Siddiqui is a political reporter at the Guardian, where she covers the Trump administration and national politics. She covered the 2016 presidential race as a member of the traveling press for the campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio. Previously, she was a congressional reporter at The Huffington Post, where she also covered the White House and 2012 presidential race. She is a CBSN contributor, frequent analyst on MSNBC and CNN, and a contributing host on The Bill Press Show.

Moderated by: 
Daryl Khan
Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the Urban Reporting Program, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; New York Bureau Chief, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and Youth Today 
Daryl Khan is a Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the Urban Reporting Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He is the New York bureau chief for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and its sister publication Youth Today, where he writes in-depth features and long-form pieces on the juvenile justice system, and assigns a wide range of stories, data visualization projects, and videos to students and recent graduates. He has written for The New York Times, Newsday, and the Boston Globe and has covered breaking news, politics, prisons, poverty, and terror attacks.