What’s Next? Activism and Social Justice in the Aftermath of the Trump Presidency

Despite receiving more than seventy million votes, Donald Trump went down in defeat in November, and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are preparing to take over the White House. At this moment, we think it is important for scholars and activists to think about the potential consequences of a Trump defeat for the causes that have brought activists into the streets over the past four years. Since his inauguration in January of 2017, Trump represented an existential threat to social justice for people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, immigrants, and poor and working class people. At the same time, he emboldened activists and hate group members on the extreme right. We would like to publish essays that give us tools for imagining how activism will change with Trump’s departure, and how activist organizations can repair the damage that Trump has caused while also advancing beyond a return to the pre-Trump status quo.

This month, we have seven outstanding contributors. Many thanks for their contributions on this topic:

 

Editors in Chief,

Rory McVeigh, David Ortiz, Grace Yukich and Daisy Verduzco Reyes

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