The Salon: The Politics of Protest in Nevada.


2017 marked a year of unrest, contentious politics, and peaceful protests held throughout the country, including some here in Nevada. The Women’s March, the largest mass protest in Northern Nevada’s history, took place last January in downtown Reno with over 10,000 people peacefully protesting. Numerous protests were held around that time with themes radiating around human rights, immigration issues, and climate change, similar protests like the Women’s March are planned for 2018.


In the spirit of reflection and learning more about Nevada’s rich history of protest and civil disobedience, Nevada Humanities kicks off the 2018 Salon season with an evening gathering that features a discussion about protest, The Salon: The Politics of Protest in Nevada. This Salon will feature a diverse panel of voices, discussing current mass mobilizing efforts, and will be moderated by Dr. Emily K. Hobson, assistant professor of History and Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Salon will focus on different resistance movements around land access and rights in Nevada, from the Dann sisters to the Bundy family. Featured Salon panelists who will lead the discussion include: Autumn Harry, environmental steward and activist; Aria Overli, economic justice community organizer; and John L. Smith, journalist.


The bi-monthly Salon series features a panel discussion with topics relevant to Nevadans and includes audience discussion and light refreshments.


The Salon: The Politics of Protest in Nevada will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, in Reno. In a world that can sometimes overwhelm us with division, we hope that you can connect with fellow Nevadans at The Salon. Discuss, learn, and collaborate with us about The Politics of Protest in Nevada. If you cannot join us in person, follow the conversation on Twitter @NVHumanities #nhsalonprotest. See you at The Salon on the 19th! Learn More.


By: Staff of Nevada Humanities