Please join us this summer for a four-part online series launching Thursday, July 16, 2020. PRA researchers and invited guest speakers will delve into topics ranging from White Nationalism to COVID-19, offering perspectives on how right-wing actors are capitalizing on socio-political instability to advance their agendas and what the Left can do to combat these threats in pursuit of a multi-racial, feminist democracy.
Register here for the full series
Registrants will receive emails with Zoom links and login instructions prior to each event.
Under the Cover of COVID
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 4:00-4:45pm ET (45 minutes)
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Multi-Racial Democracy or Authoritarianism?
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 4:00-5:30pm ET (90 minutes)
White Supremacy: Mobilization and Resistance
Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 4:00-5:30pm ET (90 minutes)
- Zoé Samudzi: PRA research fellow, writer, and UCSF doctoral candidate in medical sociology,
- Steven Gardiner: PRA Assistant Research Director of Racial and Immigrant Justice, and
- Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele, National Strategies and Partnerships Director at Movement for Black Lives
- Aislinn Pulley, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Chicago and co-Executive Director of the Chicago Torture Justice Center
While Portland contends with unwanted federal troops and other cities like Chicago facing surges of their own, it reinforces that we are at an inflection point in the administration of White supremacy in the United States. White nationalist movements exercise leverage at the highest levels of government — not merely to accelerate the roll-back of civil rights but to adopt a new set of strategies intended to secure the cultural, economic, political, and numerical dominance of Whiteness — that is, to achieve a future for the United States as a White, Christian nation. The dynamic interplay between social movements and the state has disrupted the playbook of a generation of justice organizers focused on rooting out structural racism.
Centered on the development of PRA’s new Understanding White Supremacy framework, Samudzi and Gardiner explain the thinking behind PRA’s new framework-in-progress and strategic movement leaders Akinwole-Bandele and Aislinn respond to the intersections of theory and practice.
Disrupting Anti-Trans Feminist Advocacy: An Interactive Training
Led by PRA Senior Research Analyst Heron Greenesmith, Esq.
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 4:00-5:30pm ET (90 minutes)
United by a shared investment in gender essentialism, Christian Right organizations and anti-trans feminists are deliberately partnering to give anti-transgender advocacy the appearance of a broader consensus across the political spectrum. This interactive workshop shares information on who the leaders of anti-trans feminist advocacy are, and which organizations, media outlets, and spokespeople on the Right are platforming these activists. You’ll learn about common anti-trans feminist rhetoric and practice how to disrupt this rhetoric.