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November 11

Does America Have a “Woke” Future?

James Carville and Michelle Goldberg

The Four Questions Series:
Question Three

“Woke” used to be a simple past participle suggesting the cessation of sleep. But these days, the slumber it purports to end is political and social, not physical, and the movement behind it is driving large segments of America toward greater awareness of social injustice, activism, fear, fury, distraction and, at times, to all the above.

Are the woke movement and its attendant cancel culture leading the nation toward greater equity or creating a backlash that threatens its very goals?

Is cancel culture a way of speaking truth to power or has it morphed into mob witch-hunting?

Where’s the line between seeking justice and protecting free speech?

What implications does the movement have politically for both the Democratic and Republican parties?

Can you be committed to social and economic justice without being woke and rejecting cancel culture?

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center welcomes James Carville and Michelle Goldberg to address these and dozens of other related questions that are shaping both the national conversation and the political landscape.

Thursday, November 11 | 
7:30 pm Eastern
$45, $36 Temple Emanu-El members
$45, $36 Temple Emanu-El members

In-Person & Virtual Event

 

If this event cannot take place in person (due to Covid-19 restrictions) it will be rescheduled for a date in 2022.

James Carville is a prominent political consultant and public commentator who was the lead strategist of the successful presidential campaign of Bill Clinton in 1992. He is the author or co-author of 11 books.

Journalist and op-ed columnist for The New York Times, Michelle Goldberg is the author of three books.

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Thursday, November 11 | 
7:30 pm
$45, $36 Temple Emanu-El members
$45, $36 Temple Emanu-El members

“Woke” used to be a simple past participle suggesting the cessation of sleep. But these days, the slumber it purports to end is political and social, not physical, and the movement behind it is driving large segments of America toward greater awareness of social injustice, activism, fear, fury, distraction and, at times, to all the above.

Are the woke movement and its attendant cancel culture leading the nation toward greater equity or creating a backlash that threatens its very goals?

Is cancel culture a way of speaking truth to power or has it morphed into mob witch-hunting?

Where’s the line between seeking justice and protecting free speech?

What implications does the movement have politically for both the Democratic and Republican parties?

Can you be committed to social and economic justice without being woke and rejecting cancel culture?

The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center welcomes James Carville and Michelle Goldberg to address these and dozens of other related questions that are shaping both the national conversation and the political landscape.

In-Person & Virtual Event

 

If this event cannot take place in person (due to Covid-19 restrictions) it will be rescheduled for a date in 2022.

James Carville is a prominent political consultant and public commentator who was the lead strategist of the successful presidential campaign of Bill Clinton in 1992. He is the author or co-author of 11 books.

Journalist and op-ed columnist for The New York Times, Michelle Goldberg is the author of three books.

The Four Questions: A Series 

How are these times different from all other times?

For many, the world seems messier, the challenges greater. Or perhaps we’ve just lost the ability to talk candidly about the issues that divide us, to listen to voices we assume we reject or to ideas we presuppose are wrong.

This Fall, The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center will continue its advocacy of reasoned conversation, tackling four of the most pressing controversies of the day — and the hidden and not so hidden issues provoking them — with some of the nation’s leading thinkers, writers and activists. 

Leave your preconceptions at the door and join us.

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