NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H301
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Session 1: Saturday June 29th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Organized white nationalists and fascist gangs have been emboldened since the election of Donald Trump in 2016 to take to the streets across the U.S. from Charlottesville to Pittsburgh to Portland, and here in New York City. These groups have increased their attacks on immigrants, Muslims, Jews, people of color, LGBTQUIA2+ folks, organized workers, and leftists, and encouraged individuals to engage in violent hate crimes. There is an urgent need to mobilize to stop the rise of the ultra-right and fascism. In this panel, we will be discussing what fascism is and the lessons of successful antifascist movements from the past and how those lessons can be applied to today's urgent situation in the fight against fascism and the far right here in the US.

Participants

Communication Strategist and former academic in the field of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy. She is an activist and organizer most recently working with The White Rose Society NYC and United Against Racism and Fascism-NYC (UARF-NYC), a broad-based coalition of groups and individuals working to...

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Matthew N. Lyons has been writing about right-wing politics for over 25 years. He is author of Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire (Kersplebedeb Publishing and PM Press, 2018) and coauthor with Chip Berlet of Right-Wing Populism in America (Guilford Press,...

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Iannis Delatolas is a longtime antiracist and antifascist activist, in Greece and in New York. He is a founding member of United Against Racism and Fascism, NY

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Sociology at Baruch College and The New York City College of Technology-CUNY. Also an activist and community organizer most recently working with United Against Racism and Fascism-NYC (UARF-NYC), a broad-based coalition of groups and individuals working to build...

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