May/18
MIT Humor Series: RESISTING TRUMP THROUGH HUMOR. The comedians behind the Tax March, on humor, protest, and activism.

Emmy-winning Colbert Report writer Frank Lesser and New Yorker humorist Maura Quint (who was also a national organizer of the 2017 Tax March and serves on the Executive Board) stop by the MIT Media Lab to discuss how a single Twitter joke inadvertently helped start the 2017 Tax March, their involvement in organizing the March, the relationship between humor and protest, activism through social media and networked protest, and how to resist Trump through comedy. In conversation with Dr. Kate Coyer (director of the Civil Society and Technology Project at CEU) and Jonny Sun (doctoral student and comedian).

RESISTING TRUMP THROUGH HUMOR. The comedians behind the Tax March on the relationship between humor and protest. Maura Quint (The Onion, New Yorker, 2017 Tax March Executive Board and National Organizer) and Frank Lesser (Emmy-winning writer, The Colbert Report), in conversation with Dr. Kate Coyer and comedian Jonny Sun.

Free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. RSVP here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1893749320892932/

This talk generously funded by the MIT De Florez Fund for Humor and MIT DUSP, in association with the MIT Media Lab's MIT Center for Civic Media, and co-sponsored by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.