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Kochs Off Campus!
March 26, 2018
Contacts: Professor David Gibbs, 520-481-1377
Samantha Parsons, Unkoch My Campus, 434-473-2549
Dr. Patrick Diehl, 520-323-0555
“DARK MONEY, CHARLES KOCH, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA FREEDOM CENTER” – PANEL DISCUSSION, APRIL 3rd, EDUCATION BUILDING 211, UA CAMPUS
From 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 3rd, there will be a panel discussion open to the public in Room 211 of the Education Building on the UA campus. Prof. David Gibbs will be the moderator, and the four panelists will be as follows:
- Samantha Parsons, Grassroots Organizer for the national organization, Unkoch My Campus;
- David Safier, regular contributor to the Tucson Weekly;
- Jeremy Vetter, Associate Professor of History;
- Doug Weiner, Professor of History.
“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.”
Discussion panel members include:
- 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