Tonight: Dark Money, Charles Koch, and the UA Freedom Center

TONIGHT: April 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On Tuesday, April 3rd, there will be a panel discussion open to the public in Room 211 of the Education Building on the UA campus.

“The discussion will cover

  • Campus organizing and its successes against some of the academic centers that the Koch donor network has insinuated into hundreds of colleges and universities around the U.S.;
  • The intrusion by the UA Freedom Center of biased economics courses into high schools in Arizona, notably in Tucson;
  • The recent expansion of the Freedom Center’s beachhead at UA into a freestanding academic department, called the “Department of Political Economy and Moral Science;”
  • The Koch donor network’s longstanding project to subvert democracy in this country.

As Prof. Nancy MacLean explained in her appearances at the Tucson Festival of Books on 3/11/18 and in a subsequent lecture sponsored by the UA History Department on 3/12, our country is in grave danger. The UA Freedom Center and its activities are one small part of the far-right libertarian effort to win by stealth what they have been unable to win at the ballot box. Come to the discussion on 4/3 and learn more about the local Freedom Center, the Koch donor network, and the threat that they constitute to all but the super-rich in our land.”

Prof. David Gibbs will be the moderator, and the four panelists will be as follows:

  • David Gibbs, Professor of History, moderator
  • Samantha Parsons, UnKoch My Campus, Grassroots Campaign Strategist
  • David Safier, a regular contributor to Tucson Weekly
  • Douglas Weiner, Professor of History
  • Jeremy Vetter, Associate Professor of History

For further info call 520-323-0555.