Event Category: Presentations/Discussions
Can Trump Win Again?
Wednesday 15, Friday 17, Wednesday 22, and Friday 24.
Class 1:00 – 3:00, social hour 3:00 – 4:00.
Donald Trump’s 2016 victory could be repeated in 2020. This non-partisan and participatory class will look at many factors that may influence the outcome next year – the electoral college, swing counties and states, the candidates, information and media, Fox News, the internet, polls, immigration and «the wall,» race, economics, cultural conflict and resentments, education, social issues, guns, health, voter turnout, foreign interference, attitudes towards government, and the roles of women, elites, the white working class, and rural and suburban voters. The focus also will be on the potential impact of the Mueller report, Congressional actions, and claims of «fake news,» «witch hunts,» «cover up,» and «no collusion.»
Joe Belden is a rural-issues writer and activist based in Washington, DC, focusing for over forty years as a bipartisan and nonpartisan advocate for rural low-income people on issues of rural poverty, affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, and others. From 1989 until 2015 he was Deputy Executive Director of the Housing Assistance Council, a national nonprofit that supports affordable rural housing. He also has worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and for several nonprofit organizations and think tanks. He is the author of Housing in Rural America: Building Affordable and Inclusive Communities (Sage 1998), Dirt Rich, Dirt Poor: America’s Food and Farm Crisis (Routledge 1986), and a number of other publications. Joe is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Baylor University Law School and is a member of the Texas and DC bars.
The Lifelong Learning Program at the Centro Cultural / Instituto Allende provides San Miguel de Allende residents and visitors with the opportunity of taking courses designed for self-enrichment, intellectual stimulation, and fun. Courses are designed for adult learners by skilled instructors. All program staff and instructors are volunteers in order to keep tuition as low as possible. All courses take place in the Lifelong Learning Program classroom on the upper level of the Instituto, Ancha de San Antonio 22.
We offer approximately two dozen courses from October through March. There are two to seven two-hour classes per course. For schedules and fees, which include social hour snacks after each class, or lunch in one-day courses, please see course descriptions below. The program is an excellent way to meet interesting new people and to indulge your intellectual curiosity. Now you can finally take those intriguing courses you never had time to take in school, but with no homework, exams, or grades!
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