UNRAVELING THE RIGHT – A Seminar for Organizers and Activists in the Trump Era
Does the rise of white nationalism keep you awake at night? Are you troubled by the ascent to power of so many authoritarian leaders across the globe? Do you want to understand today’s right wing better and strengthen your organizing strategies to help drive it back?
If so, join CPE this summer for a four-session class: Unraveling the Right. The class will meet Thursday evenings July 18, July 25, August 1 and August 8 at 518 Valencia Street in San Francisco. The sessions will run from 7 to 9 pm each evening and will cover:
- The right’s ideas and goals, the particular forms authoritarianism takes in the U.S., the left’s conceptual and practical tool-box for understanding and defeating the far right.
- Historical lessons from past experience fighting fascism and the right
- The international picture: contemporary fights against racist nationalist projects across the globe.
- The current U.S. landscape, strategies for building a winning anti-right coalition and the particular responsibilities of activists in the Bay Area.
This class will be led by CPE co-director Rachel Herzing and Revolution in the Air author Max Elbaum, and will feature guest speakers with expertise on some of the issues highlighted above.
Space in Unraveling the Right will be limited. If you’re interested in the participating, please take a moment to fill out this application form thoroughly by July 1, so we can get a sense of who you are and why you are interested in taking this class. While everyone should feel free to apply for this class, preference will be given to members of people of color-led organizations and working class and people of color communities.