Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Alley Cat Books, San Francisco presents Roddey Reid, "The Way We Live Now: The Emotional & Political Toll of Public Bullying and Intimidation and Its Challenge to Activism," Thurs., July 19, 7pm


Alley Cat Books, San Francisco

Presents

Local author Roddey Reid


The Way We Live Now:
The Emotional & Political Toll of 
Public Bullying and Intimidation and 
Its Challenge to Activism

Discussion of his book
  
Confronting Political Intimidation
 and Public Bullying: A Citizen's Handbook 
for the Trump Era and Beyond

Thursday, July 19, 7pm

3036 24th St.
San Francisco, CA  94110

What is political bullying vs. other kinds of bullying? How does it work?
Why do political intimidation and bullying seem worse now? 
What is their emotional and political toll?
How is the current harsh public climate a challenge to public life and activism

Roddey Reid is Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego, where he taught classes on the modern cultures and societies of the U.S., France, and Japan. His latest writing has been on trauma, daily life, and the culture of intimidation and bullying in the U.S. and Europe. He hosts a personal blog called “UnSafe Thoughts” on bullying and the fluidity of politics in dangerous times. He is a member of the San Francisco chapter of Indivisble.org, the activist group that was formed in December 2016 and now has over 6,000 chapters nationwide.

Atchison Village Social Club Meet Authors: Confronting Political Intimidation and Public Bullying with Roddey Reid, July 20, 7pm


Atchison Village Social Club

Meet the Authors & Book Reading
Community Hall

270 Curry St., Richmond, CA 94801



Discussion
with
Roddey Reid
Professor Emeritus, UC San Diego
Friday, July 20

7:00 pm
Community Hall
270 Curry St., Richmond, CA 94801 


What is political bullying vs. other kinds of bullying? How does it work?
Why do political intimidation and bullying seem worse now? 
What is their emotional and political toll?
How is the current harsh public climate a challenge to public life and civic action

Roddey Reid is ProfessorEmeritus, University of California, San Diego, where he taught classes on the modern cultures and societies of the U.S., France, and Japan. His latest writing has been on trauma, daily life, and the culture of intimidation and bullying in the U.S. and Europe. He hosts a personal blog called “UnSafe Thoughts” on bullying and the fluidity of politics in dangerous times. He is a member of the San Francisco chapter of Indivisble.org, the activist group that was formed in December 2016 and now has over 6,000 chapters nationwide.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Way We Live Now: The Emotional Toll of Public Bullying & Political Intimidation






Part One:
The Emotional Toll of Public Bullying and Political Intimidation




Source: Michael Valdon; Pixbay.com/photo; Alex Jones: Sean P. Anderson (Dallas, TX)

Author’s Note: this is the first installment in a series on the current public climate of fear and intimidation that since the kick-off of the last presidential campaign in 2015 has dominated national life in the United States. In particular I look at how this toxic environment has poisoned our politics and even reached into our very relationships with friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family members. Next up is Part Two: “How the Public Climate of Fear and Intimidation Works.”


Monday, April 30, 2018

Rag Radio podcast: Conversation with Roddey Reid & Christopher Borwn on Politics in an Age of True Dystopia



Politics in an Age of True Dystopia:
Imagining Better Futures through New Politics, Speculative Fiction 
& Radical Scholarship
 
PODCAST 

A Conversation with

speculative fiction novelist Christopher Brown, scholar Roddey Reid & radio show host Thorne Dreyer, co-founder of 
The Rag, Austin's 60s underground newspaper

Rag Radio
Friday, March 30, 2018

2 - 3pm CDT

Stream here

Christopher Brown is the author of Tropic of Kansas, a novel of American collapse and uprising published in 2017 by HarperCollins that NPR called "frighteningly prescient...the nightly news with the volume turned up to eleven” and Booklist said reads “like Cormac McCarthy meets Philip K. Dick.” A World Fantasy Award nominee, Brown’s work explores politics, economics, ecology and technology through a speculative prism. A former staff lawyer for the Senate Judiciary Committee and General Counsel of two publicly-traded technology companies, Brown lives in a rehabilitated petrochemical brownfield in East Austin.

Roddey Reid is author of Confronting Political Intimidation & Public Bullying: A Citizen's Handbook for the Trump Era & Beyond (2017) and is Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego, where he taught classes on the modern cultures and societies of the U.S., France, and Japan. His latest writing has been on trauma, daily life, and the culture of intimidation and bullying in the U.S. and Europe. He hosts a personal blog called “UnSafe Thoughts” on bullying and the fluidity of politics in dangerous times. He is a member of the San Francisco chapter of IndivisibleGuide.com (now Indivisble.org), the activist group that was formed in December 2016 to pressure politicians to preserve the legacies of the New Deal and the Great Society and that now has over 6,000 chapters nationwide.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Book reading: Confronting Political Intimidation & Public Bullying, Berkeley Public Library, April 25, 6:30pm



Confronting Political Intimidation

Book Reading & Discussion
with
Roddey Reid
Professor Emeritus, UC San Diego

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

6:30-7:30 pm

Berkeley Public Library, North Branch
1170 The Alameda 

https://www.amazon.com/Confronting-Political-Intimidation-Public-Bullying/dp/1549704842/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Roddey Reid is ProfessorEmeritus, University of California, San Diego, where he taught classes on the modern cultures and societies of the U.S., France, and Japan. His latest writing has been on trauma, daily life, and the culture of intimidation and bullying in the U.S. and Europe. He hosts a personal blog called “UnSafe Thoughts” on bullying and the fluidity of politics in dangerous times. He is a member of San Francisco chapter of IndivisibleGuide.com (now Indivisble.org), the activist group that was formed in December 2016 to pressure politicians to preserve the legacies of the New Deal and the Great Society and that now has over 6,000 chapters nationwide.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Rag Radio: Politics in an Age of True Dystopia, Friday, March 30, CORRECTION: 2 - 3pm CDT



Politics in an Age of True Dystopia:
Imagining Better Futures through New Politics, Speculative Fiction 
& Radical Scholarship
 
A Conversation with

speculatiive fiction novelist Christopher Brown, scholar Roddey Reid & radio show host Thorne Dreyer, co-founder of 
The Rag, Austin's 60s underground newspaper

Rag Radio
Friday, March 30, 2018

CORRECTION:
2 - 3pm CDT

Stream the show here

Christopher Brown is the author of Tropic of Kansas, a novel of American collapse and uprising published in 2017 by HarperCollins that NPR called "frighteningly prescient...the nightly news with the volume turned up to eleven” and Booklist said reads “like Cormac McCarthy meets Philip K. Dick.” A World Fantasy Award nominee, Brown’s work explores politics, economics, ecology and technology through a speculative prism. A former staff lawyer for the Senate Judiciary Committee and General Counsel of two publicly-traded technology companies, Brown lives in a rehabilitated petrochemical brownfield in East Austin.

Roddey Reid is author of Confronting Political Intimidation & Public Bullying: A Citizen's Handbook for the Trump Era & Beyond (2017) and is Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego, where he taught classes on the modern cultures and societies of the U.S., France, and Japan. His latest writing has been on trauma, daily life, and the culture of intimidation and bullying in the U.S. and Europe. He hosts a personal blog called “UnSafe Thoughts” on bullying and the fluidity of politics in dangerous times. He is a member of the San Francisco chapter of IndivisibleGuide.com (now Indivisble.org), the activist group that was formed in December 2016 to pressure politicians to preserve the legacies of the New Deal and the Great Society and that now has over 6,000 chapters nationwide.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Book reading at University Press Books: Confronting Political Intimidation, April 5, 5:30pm


University Press Books, Berkeley
Presents


Book Reading & Discussion
with
Roddey Reid
Professor Emeritus, UC San Diego

Thursday, April 5, 2018

5:30-7:30 pm

University Press Books
2430 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA  94704 



Net proceeds from sales will go to Indivisible National of Indivisible.org

Roddey Reid is Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego, where he taught classes on the modern cultures and societies of the U.S., France, and Japan. His latest writing has been on trauma, daily life, and the culture of intimidation and bullying in the U.S. and Europe. He hosts a personal blog called “UnSafe Thoughts” on bullying and the fluidity of politics in dangerous times. He is a member of San Francisco chapter of IndivisibleGuide.com (now Indivisble.org), the activist group that was formed in December 2016 to pressure politicians to preserve the legacies of the New Deal and the Great Society and that now has over 6,000 chapters nationwide.