In the wake of four years of far-right populist governance culminating in a violent insurrection, PRA is holding steady in the knowledge, informed by forty years of Fight the Right research, that it’s not over yet.
Watch recordings of this five-part webinar series featuring roundtable discussions of experts and movement leaders as we evaluate the state of the Right as it enters opposition and (likely) into partnership with the new centrist administration and strategize to build a feminist, multi-racial democracy.
The Arc of History Bends Toward Climate Crisis
March 11, 2021 at 4PM ET
From ecofascism to science denialism and the lobbying power of extractive industries, the Right does not present a unified opposition to climate action. Social justice organizers have a four-fold task: build buy-in on the urgency of addressing climate change; counter the xenophobic, authoritarian rhetoric of the ecofascist far-right; hold Joe Biden accountable to promises made on the campaign trail; and center the deep injustice of settler colonialism in this struggle. Join PRA for a roundtable discussion of experts and organizers on the biggest hurdles ahead as we race to reduce greenhouse gas emissions before the end of the decade.
Technologies of the Right: Disinformation, Mobilization, and Surveillance
April 8, 2021 at 4PM ET
There is no question that social media has been a meteoric tool of the Right: propelling Donald Trump to office in 2016, mobilizing his supporters to mount a nationwide resistance to the outcome of the 2020 election, and fueling the growth of far-right movements ranging from QAnon to White nationalist militias and a reinvented Alt Right. In this conversation of experts and movement strategists, we explore the role that profiteering, state surveillance, and the rapid spread of disinformation play in the maintenance of White supremacy.
You Will Not Erase Our Kids: The High Stakes Fight for Trans Liberation
May 13, 2021 at 4PM ET
The Christian Right and anti-trans activists have united behind a single-minded agenda to prevent children from accessing life-saving trans-affirming healthcare and living full, authentic lives. Join us for a conversation with experts and practitioners on this coordinated effort to strip trans children of their basic right to exist and the ongoing struggle for trans liberation, justice, and thriving particularly as it relates to child welfare, gender-affirming healthcare, and the protection of civil rights for all trans people.
Precarity: The American Way
June 10, 2021 at 4PM ET
The myth of American Exceptionalism is well-understood to be just that, a myth. But the pandemic-induced national recession has thrown into high relief the true American Exceptionalism: life lived in a constant state of precarity. Precarity propelled by low-wage labor, the gig economy, unattainable rent, ruinous medical debt, and privatized education, all cast against a background of a crumbling welfare state. Join us as we explore the interactions of economic policy and big capital as it maps onto race and gender in the United States and the strategies of social justice movements building an alternative vision for political economy.
Mobilizing for Reproductive Freedom in the Battle Over Bodily Sovereignty
July 15, 2021 at 4PM ET
Under the perceived threat of a Democratic administration stymieing the war of attrition against reproductive rights, the anti-abortion movement continues to strategize for a post-Roe future. From the growth of the abortion abolitionist movement to the anti-abortion agenda of armed paramilitaries, the battle over bodily sovereignty continues. Join us for a conversation of experts on the anti-abortion movement and practitioners committed to building access to reproductive care as we take stock of this current moment in the struggle for reproductive freedom.