James Upton

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James Upton

Center for Democratic Values conference

The Center for Democratic Values, the think-tank project of Democratic Socialists of America, held its first national conference, "Arguing with the Right," November 6-7 1997 at the Clarion Hotel Columbus Ohio, in conjunction with the DSA national convention[1].

The conference will include historical and analytical sessions, plus skills workshops for contesting the Right's current dominance of American political discussion.

1:30 Issue Workshops: The Right's Key Ideas and the Left's Responses

A. Affirmative Action: Barbara Bergmann and James Upton (Ohio State University)

B. Arguing for Public Schools: Mary Jean Collins and Mary Jo Kilroy (Columbus Board of Education)[2].