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Kathleen Feyh

Progressive and leftist voters face a number of choices every election season, ranging from fighting for change from within the Democratic Party, to fighting for a third party, to abstaining from elections altogether. On Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m., the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts will present the panel discussion “2016 Elections and the Left,” featuring four Central New York community members who will explore which candidates, parties and strategies will help the left achieve lasting social change.

The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Kittredge Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall. Paid parking is available in the Irving Garage.

The panelists include:

  • Kathleen Feyh, senior lecturer, Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
  • Melanie Goldberg, legal aid attorney
  • Howie Hawkins, 2014 Green Party gubernatorial candidate for New York State
  • Andy Mager, community organizer

"This panel will give progressives and leftists, regardless of party affiliation, a chance to discuss in more depth what changes we all would like to see and how we can best achieve those changes,” says Feyh. “There is much we can agree on, though there are also significant differences among those who identify as progressive, leftist, even socialist that will make this conversation interesting and, we hope, useful for voters as they consider candidates and strategies."

For more information about the panel discussion, contact the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at 315-443-2308.