@AtwoodSociety @JaniceOCG See @jysexton in “American Democracy Under Siege: The Color of Autocracy” in 1/13 PREMIERE of “If America Fails?” Jared Yates Sexton presents on how we arrived at place of struggling for democracy. Watch Thursdays, 8 pm ET, 1/20 – 4/7/22, on TWN.
RAW VIDEO: If we missed you at the 1/13/2022 webcast where we shared our thoughts on “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny” – “American Democracy Under Siege: The Color of Autocracy” – you can catch up here.
Season 1 of “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny,” airs Thursdays, 8:00 pm ET, January 13 to April 7, 2022, on YouTube. This TruthWorks Network production is co-hosted by Janice Graham and L. Michelle Odom. Joining us tonight – Prof. Jared Yates Sexton.
Prof. Jared Yates Sexton joined “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny” in discussion on democracy as seen in The Handmaid’s Tale and threats to America’s system. We were able to explore with this expert exactly what is happening in the divisive environment we’re living in, in the U.S., and more saliently, what it is likely to mean for Black people and other people of color. Where are we heading as a nation? What can be done to preserve and protect the democracy we have? These and many more questions were addressed in this episode. Prof. Sexton also offered his perspective on how we arrived at this place where we must now fight to sustain democracy.
Jared Yates Sexton is the author of three nonfiction books – The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage, The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Making, and American Rule: How A Nation Conquered the World But Failed Its People – as well as four works of fiction. He co-hosts The Muckrake Political Podcast with Nick Hauselnan, has a newsletter on Substack, live streams from YouTube, and is Associate Professor of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University-Statesboro. Sexton has gone undercover into the fascist world and documented the 2016 Presidential Election, gaining himself a national profile after a tweet on the campaign went viral. His political writing has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The New Republic, Politico, and Salon.com, and he is a strong voice warning Americans on threats to democracy. He is now working on a new book. — If America Fails: The Coming Tyranny, a TruthWorks Network Production
“IF AMERICA FAILS?: The Coming Tyranny,” is a real-world exploration of a fictional story. A new totalitarian society is created in the dystopian world of The Handmaid’s Tale. It resonates, frighteningly, with the dramatic efforts happening in the United States today—to suppress voting rights, limit a woman’s right to choose, criminalize free speech, distort education, rewrite history, and other threats taking place in the country now. Our Black voice collaborative considers the themes presented by the universally-focused web series, from our own perspective—relating them to real-life current events—and warns, the time to fight fascism is NOW!
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