Jeff Biggers: Resistance, an American Tradition

FRI, JUL 13, 2018 (1:16:13)

Across cities, towns, and campuses, Americans are grappling with overwhelming challenges and the daily fallout from the most authoritarian White House policies in recent memory. Jeff Biggers reframes today’s battles as a continuum of a vibrant American tradition. Resistance is a chronicle of the courageous resistance movements that have insured the benchmarks of our democracy―movements that served on the front lines of the American Revolution, the defense of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the defeat of fascism during World War II, and landmark civil rights and environmental protection achievements.

+ BIO: Jeff Biggers

Jeff Biggers is an award-winning historian, journalist and playwright. His stories have appeared on National Public Radio and Public Radio Radio International, and in the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Atlantic Monthly, Huffington Post, Salon, The Nation, Al Jazeera, Brick Magazine (Toronto) and Il Giornale (Italy). As a playwright and performer of monologues, he appears frequently at theatres, festivals, conferences and schools. Presently based in Iowa and Italy, Biggers has worked as a writer, performer and educator across the United States, Europe, India, and Mexico.

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