Catholic Radicalism in the Age of Trump

Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Student Center (Lincoln Park), 314B 2250 N Sheffield Ave

6:00pm: Reception
6:30-8:00pm: Presentation

In 1935, Sinclair Lewis wrote It Can't Happen Here, a cautionary look at how fascism could take hold in America. Eighty years later, following Trump’s election, political & public pundits claim that it has happened, or is starting to happen, or could happen here. But Michael Baxter contends that some aspects of today's political scene have been underway for decades—and won’t end when Trump's term does.

The response? Reconstruct genuine community. This is a hallmark of Catholic radicalism, and drawing on authors like Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and Alasdair MacIntyre, Baxter describes its long tradition—and its importance in these challenging times. 

SPEAKER
Michael Baxter teaches religious and Catholic studies at Regis University in Denver. He is the founder of the Peter Claver Catholic Worker (South Bend, IN) and André House of Hospitality (Phoenix) and past director of the Catholic Peace Fellowship. Currently, he is finishing a book to be published in 2018 by Cascade Books, a division of Wipf and Stock Publishers—No Abiding City: Radicalism Against Americanism in Catholic Social Ethics.
 

Questions?
Please contact CWCIT at cwcit@depaul.edu or 773.325.4158.

 

Parking at DePaul

Street parking (both free & metered) is sometimes available on campus, but there are also 2 parking garages available for visitors**:

~ Sheffield Parking Garage (2331 N. Sheffield Ave.)
~ Clifton Parking Deck (2330 N. Clifton Ave.)

**For a discounted rate, please ask for validation at the event's information table. Discounted rates are as follows:

Entrance before 4:00pm = $9.25
Entrance after 4:00pm = $7.25

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Event Type

University-wide Events, Speaker/Presenters

Departments

Centers and Institutes, Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology (CWCIT)

Cost

Free & open to the public

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