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Tidbits - Jan. 20, 2022 - Reader Comments: Supreme Court Spreads COVID, Children, Schools, Omicron; Capitol Armed Coup Plotters; Voting Rights; Real Martin Luther King; Harry Belafonte; Don’t Look Up; Student Activist Scholarships; more....

Reader Comments: Supreme Court Spreads COVID, Children, Schools, Omicron; Progressives and Democrats; Capitol Armed Coup Plotters; Voting Rights; Real Martin Luther King; Housing and Profits; Don’t Look Up; Student Activist Scholarships; more....

Tidbits - Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements, AND cartoons - Jan. 20, 2022,Portside

Re: Supreme Court Rules for Death by Covid (Rudy Acuña)
Re: Children Belong in School. That’s Why We Support the Chicago Teachers Union. (Sonia Cobbins)
Re: The Bernie Left Is Taking on Machine Politics — and Each Other (Claire OConnor)
Re: Progressives to Clinton and Other Corporate Democrats: 'Back Off' on Election Advice (Lee Zaslofsky; David Berger)
McCarthyism 2022  --  cartoon by Michael de Adder
Re: Is a Civil War Ahead? (Jane Collins)
Re: Guns, Ammo … Even a Boat: How Oath Keepers Plotted an Armed Coup (Ralph Stephens)
Stand with Teachers  --  meme
Re: Martin Luther King, Jr., Internationalist (Keith Helms)
Re: MLK Is Revered Today but the Real King Would Make White People Uncomfortable (Craig Gauthier)
Martin Luther King With and Without CRT  -- cartoon by JR Duquette
Re: Class Struggle and the Fight for Democracy: 8 Propositions (Ben Manuel)
Re: Flight-Attendants-Union Leader Nelson May Oppose AFL-CIO Head Shuler (Karl Edler)
Re: America’s Hidden Fire Kindling - For-Profit Housing (Arlene Halfon)
Re: Why is So Little Known About the 1930s Coup Attempt Against FDR? (Nelson Lichtenstein; John Joe Ferreiro)
Re: What Comes After National Liberation Movements? (Jay Mazur; Sandy Eaton)
Re: We Obtained New FBI Documents on How and Why Fred Hampton Was Murdered - Tidbits - Jan. 13 (Ethan Young)
One Supply Chain Remains Intact  --  cartoon by Ed Hall
Re: We All Live in the John Birch Society’s World Now (Eleanor Roosevelt)
Re: Global Left Midweek - January 12, 2022 (Lawrence Rockwood)
Re: Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up Captures the Stupidity of Our Political Era (Jeremy Girgen; Chad Johnson; Judy Atkins; Dana Dierkes; Mari Zadeh)

Resources:

Student Activist Applications Available for 2022/23 - deadline April 1 (Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund)

Announcements:

Film Festival - Paulo Freire Centennial Series - Focus on Voting Rights and Education - January 23 (HotHouse)
Celebrating 95 Years of Art and Activism - A Birthday Celebration Honoring the Life and Work of Harry Belafonte - March 1 (Sankofa.org)
Conference on 21st Century Antifascism, Nov 2-3, 2022, Call for papers - Paper deadline April 15 (Hofstra Cultural Center)

 

Re: Supreme Court Rules for Death by Covid

This is one of the more intelligent articles I have read and it underscores the corruption of the Supreme Court. I am 89 going on 90 and have lived through other epidemics. When polio and TB ravaged  the land we took our vaccinations, no questions. It was that or be shut down. When I went to the army we stood in line although a lot of muscular inductees passed out at the sight of the needle. (I would have hated to have been in combat with them). We went through a period where through "Bone Spurs" Trump's incompetence and chicanery killed over a million Americans. Now the Supreme Court that was once the most respected American institution has empowered those in the killing fields to slaughter even more. Criminal. Thanks for the Portside article. https://portside.org/2022-01-14/supreme-court-rules-death-covid[block_t…]

Rudy Acuña

Re: Children Belong in School. That’s Why We Support the Chicago Teachers Union.

(posting on Portside Labor)

I have spoken with an activist from the Chicago Teachers' Union on social occasions in the past. My impression, from that limited exposure, is that the Union is very pro-kid, pro-family, and enlightened about what constitutes good education. The union is probably a great source for guidance because they have so much on the ground experience, linked with sincere concern. Why not listen to them?

Sonia Cobbins
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: The Bernie Left Is Taking on Machine Politics — and Each Other

This article is about the age old story - the left abandoning our primary weapon - SOLIDARITY . I'm definitely not the first to observe and experience this. And I'm not the only one to understand that SOLIDARITY is our one most powerful device. And loosing that solidarity means, inevitably, the death of the Movement. And yes, experience teaches that those opposed to social justice and equality, knowing this truth, will do everything to promote disharmony. I would guess that every movement, over the many years, has ended - unrealized - because of their work.

I fear we are at the end.....unless we learn some new approaches....we are doomed. So the biggest and most pressing question is; What are we going to do about it. Build our solidarity and unity around all the possible answers to that question.

Sounds like a real challenge and one we have 't tried yet.

Claire OConnor

Re: Progressives to Clinton and Other Corporate Democrats: 'Back Off' on Election Advice

Their advice and the advice of the "strategists" always the same: move to the centre. This same advice is given in all situations, for all elections, to all candidates.

Now that the "centre" has been shifted by Trump to the fringes of fascism, the advice remains the same.

But who decides where the "centre" is? The strategists' answer: Let the other side do that. Then creep up close to them and claim to be more "competent" or "responsible".

Lee Zaslofsky
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Left ventricle tell right ventricle to stop pumping.

David Berger
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

McCarthyism 2022  --  cartoon by Michael de Adder

Michael de Adder
January 13, 2022
Washington Post

Re: Is a Civil War Ahead?

(posting on Portside Culture)

Everyone who loves democracy needs to register and VOTE this November. Doesn't matter what you think of the corporate Democrats. If we let Republicans have the House and Senate, things will get much worse on every level.

Jane Collins
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: Guns, Ammo … Even a Boat: How Oath Keepers Plotted an Armed Coup

20 years in Federal Prison just doesn't seem like a long enough of a sentence for these traitors.

Ralph Stephens
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Stand with Teachers  --  meme

Re: Martin Luther King, Jr., Internationalist

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE POLITICS OF MLK AND THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT?

The Religious Right seeks to impose an imperial Christ upon the world, Dr. King sought to walk in the humble footsteps of Jesus in pursuit of the common good.

The Religious Right prays for blessings upon the status quo, Dr. King prayed for a revolution in values. 

The Religious Right worships Christ as a ruler, Dr. King saw Jesus in the faces of the poor and oppressed.

The Religious Right seeks to glorify the nation, Dr. King sought to lift up the principles of democracy. He was a citizen of the whole world.

The Religious Right believes peace comes from law and order, Dr. King believed peace is only possible when there is justice.

The Religious Right can be identified by their willingness to inflict suffering in pursuit of what they think is right, followers of Dr. King could be identified by their willingness to endure suffering to live in solidarity with any being mistreated.

The Religious Right calls us to our worst frustrations and fears, Dr. King called us to our best hopes.

Keith Helms
re posting Jim Rigby post on Facebook
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: MLK Is Revered Today but the Real King Would Make White People Uncomfortable

Amen, we have to be real about what progress means, when we have a large part of society trying to take us back to Jim Crow era, and rewrite the constitution, we must remember who wrote the constitution and who it was designed to protect, WE STILL HAVE WORK TO DO

As a union leader,I always brought a copy of the union contract with me, when dealing with the company

Craig Gauthier
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Martin Luther King With and Without CRT  -- cartoon by JR Duquette

JRDuquette
January 17, 2022

Re: Class Struggle and the Fight for Democracy: 8 Propositions

“Any analysis of race that artificially divorces it from class & racial capitalism leads us once again down a dead-end path of a little bit more for some but nothing for most of us.”  - Barbara Ransby

Ben Manuel
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: Flight-Attendants-Union Leader Nelson May Oppose AFL-CIO Head Shuler

(posting on Portside Labor)

This is the thing that's absolutely key.  The overwhelming majority are dying (literally) for solidarity and leadership.

Karl Edler
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: America’s Hidden Fire Kindling - For-Profit Housing

I started working for HUD in the 1970s. Up until then, I thought I was a Socialist; after starting to work for HUD, I decided I was actually a Capitalist and that the US was not a Capitalist country; at least, if you think of "Capitalist" as a country that doesn't provide special financial advantages to private business. Of course, despite the fact that our major publicized purpose was to assure suitable housing for everyone, the major function of HUD's programs were to (in order of priority): (1) Provide tax shelters for the wealthy; (2) provide jobs for the middle class, e.g., people like me; and (3) Finally, spend some of the money on housing for people who would not have been able to afford it otherwise. However, the entire cost of the housing was attributed to the group getting the least benefit and were demonized for receiving Government support. So what else is new?

I learned over the years that a similar dynamic was true in other governmental programs.

Arlene Halfon,
Washington

Re: Why is So Little Known About the 1930s Coup Attempt Against FDR?

This piece has the chronology confused. Coughlin was pro FDR and New Deal in 1933. The liberty league was likewise organized later and indeed big business did not move against FDR until the NRA began to fall apart and labor rise in 1934.

Nelson Lichtenstein

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Very important little-known history of America everyone needs to read. Don't miss this.

John Joe Ferreiro
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: What Comes After National Liberation Movements?

Good summary, weak on solutions beyond a call for unity on the left.

Jay Mazur
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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The author seems to underplay the ongoing role of metropolitan powers to influence developments in post-liberation countries. The brutal devastation of the continent’s most prosperous country, Libya, to preserve the economic control by French banks must be weighed in, as well as the neoliberal temptation offered by European financiers as peoples emerged into a world where the hope of socialism seemed diminished. Or maybe the skills needed to lead a revolution don’t correspond to those needed to govern.

And the role of imperialist boots on the ground via AFRICOM and other legions.

Sandy Eaton
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: We Obtained New FBI Documents on How and Why Fred Hampton Was Murdered - Tidbits - Jan. 13

In reply to Portside reader Judy Gumbo: Radical kids in Chicago always rallied to Chairman Fred. I heard him refer to Weather as 'narodnik' in more than one speech. One of the things found by his bed after he was drugged and shot by cops was a bio of Lenin. He didn't just talk the talk.

Ethan Young
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

One Supply Chain Remains Intact  --  cartoon by Ed Hall

Ed Hall
January 16, 2022

Re: We All Live in the John Birch Society’s World Now

(posting on Portside Culture)

And you can trace all of his beliefs back to the hard right of the 1930s, and to the inner circle of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: Global Left Midweek - January 12, 2022

American Leftists want to police the global left. It is in our imperialist genes.

Lawrence Rockwood
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Re: Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up Captures the Stupidity of Our Political Era

(posting on Portside Culture)

Great movie! Scary how accurate it is and it’s a great reminder, “we really do have everything.” MUST SEE

Jeremy Girgen
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Loved that movie

Chad Johnson
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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I admit it. I thought it was great!

Judy Atkins
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Tried watching it twice.... maybe I missed something

Dana Dierkes
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

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Totally agree, fascinating insight into the inevitable downward spiral of values and life in the US unless there is a massive re-awakening.

Mari Zadeh
Posted on Portside's Facebook page

Student Activist Applications Available for 2022/23 - deadline April 1 (Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund)

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund - Student Activist Applications Available for 2022/23

Our online application for academic scholarships up to $15,000 is available for student activists who are organizing for radical social change and building progressive movements on campus and in community. Please direct students working for peace and justice to:
www.davisputter.org

Deadline is April 1, 2022

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 7307
New York, NY 10116

Film Festival - Paulo Freire Centennial Series - Focus on Voting Rights and Education - January 23 (HotHouse)

THEY SAY I AM YOUR TEACHER 

FREEDOM SCHOOLS

LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE 

EXCERPT FROM CALCULATING CHANGE

DISCUSSANTS 

Fannie Rushing, Bill Ayers, Ash-Lee Henderson and Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele

Host Adam Bush 

Freedom Schools 6 min.  a work in progress by Catherine Murphy

An exploration of the SNCC and CORE movement schools that were part of the Freedom Movement of the 1960s in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.

THEY SAY I’M YOUR TEACHER  9 minutes Directed by Lucy Massie Phenix and Catherine Murphy.

They Say I’m Your Teacher is a documentary short about the Citizen Education Schools, created from the 16mm archives of the groundbreaking 1985 film, You Got to Move

LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE Directed by Gavin Guerra 1 hr. 48 min. 2019

Let the People Decide’ traces the history of voting rights struggles in the United States from 1960 through the present day. The film draws parallels between the Mississippi voter registration drive of the early 1960’s and North Carolina’s ‘Moral Monday’ movement in the present day. A key goal of the film is connecting the dots between the generations to contextualize the current political environment surrounding race and voting. In 3 acts the film will travel across nearly 60 years to show how the current battles over voting are not a new front in the struggle over who gets to vote, but part of a continuing conflict that goes back many decades. Now as then, both sides claim the moral high ground. In the 1960’s, race was the clear driving force of the conflict, today the fight is couched in claims of fraud and suppression. Political parties have drawn lines in the sand and this project will present arguments from all sides in order that the film can live up to it’s name and ‘Let the People Decide’.

CALCULATING CHANGE  52 minutes directed by Joel Sucher –

PBS special on the efforts to overhaul math and science education in the US Hosted by Al Roker. Produced for the Urban League and Thirteen/WNET.

We will be screening the excerpted clip with Bob Moses 

INTERLOCUTORS 

FANNIE THERESA RUSHING is currently a professor of history and global studies at Benedictine University in Lisle Illinois. She publishes articles, organized symposia, and lectures on the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. In addition, for the last ten years, Rushing has been the co-chair of the Chicago Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) History Project. She has spent her life investing in and uplifting Brown and Black Communities.

BILL AYERS, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired), founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society, taught courses in interpretive and qualitative research, oral history, creative non-fiction, urban school change, and teaching and the modern predicament. Ayers has written extensively about social justice, democracy and education, the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise.

Ayers’ articles have appeared in many journals including the Harvard Educational Review, the Journal of Teacher Education, Teachers College RecordRethinking SchoolsThe NationEducational Leadership, the New York Times and the Cambridge Journal of Education.

His books include with Crystal Laura and Rick Ayers “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones!” And 18 Other Myths About Teachers, Teachers’ Unions, and Public Education (Beacon Press, 2018),  Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto (Haymarket Books, 2016), Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World: An Invitation (Teachers College Press, 2016), Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident (Beacon Press, 2013)with Ryan Alexander-Tanner To Teach: The Journey in Comics (Teachers College Press, 2010)with Bernardine Dohrn Race Course: Against White Supremacy (Third World Press 2008), with Rick Ayers

REV. ALLYN MAXFIELD-STEELE has been Co-Executive Director of the Highlander Research and Education Center since 2017. Raised in Texas, Germany, and North Carolina, he was born into a family of educators, farmers, secretaries, salesmen, veterans, hotel night-shift managers, social workers, and small-town Protestant church folk of the southern Piedmont and southern Atlantic coast. Between 2002-2004, he had the opportunity to live with and learn alongside organizers and leaders from the people’s movements of Northeast Thailand. That experience transformed Allyn’s understanding of the power and purpose of education. Since then, his movement work has focused on connecting people and grassroots communities to one another through high school and college education, faith and spiritual leadership, and organizing on a range of front- lines throughout the US South and Appalachia. He is committed to figuring out how people and organizations transform together and, in particular, how rural people can work together to teach everyone else how to build powerful movements. Allyn lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with his spouse, Erin, and their child, Ursa.

ASH-LEE WOODARD HENDERSON is an Affrilachian (Black Appalachian) woman from the working class, born and raised in Southeast Tennessee. She is the first Black woman to serve as Co-Executive Director of the Highlander Research & Education Center in New Market, TN. As a member of multiple leadership teams in the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), Ash-Lee has thrown down on the Vision for Black Lives and the BREATHE Act. Ash-Lee has served on the governance council of the Southern Movement Assembly, the advisory committee of the National Bailout Collective, and is an active leader of The Frontline. She is a long-time activist who has done work in movements fighting for workers, for reproductive justice, for LGBTQUIA+ folks, for environmental justice, and more.

ADAM BUSH is the co-founder and Provost of College Unbound; a degree completion college working both inside and outside carceral spaces of Rhode Island to ensure all adult learners are valued as scholar-practitioners, and have access to a Bachelor’s degree pathway. Adam received his PhD from USC’s Department of American Studies and Ethnicity for his dissertation “Passing Notes in Class” which examined the origins of early jazz programs and the student and teacher-activist musicians that led to that institutionalization. He is the 2011 recipient of the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award for Commitment to Academic and Civic Responsibility from the AAC&U, and the 2015 recipient of the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement from the AASCU’s American Democracy Project. For more information about College Unbound please see the Chronicle of Higher Ed.

January 23  --  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue:  www.Twitch.tv/HotHouseGlobal

HotHouse
mailing address:
5555 N. Sheridan Rd
Apartment 1107
Chicago, Il 60640
312 752 5316

Celebrating 95 Years of Art and Activism - A Birthday Celebration Honoring the Life and Work of Harry Belafonte - March 1 (Sankofa.org)

 

John Legend, Lenny Kravitz & More to Take Part in Harry Belafonte's 95th Birthday Benefit at The Town Hall

The event will feature Aloe Blacc, The Belafonte Alumni Band, Laurence Fishburne, Doug E Fresh, Danny Glover, and more.

January 18, 2022
Broadway World

A star-studded line-up will celebrate the 95th birthday of legendary singer, songwriter, activist, and actor Harry Belafonte. The benefit evening (HB95) will also present the inaugural Harry Belafonte Social Justice Awards in honor of the 10th anniversary of Sankofa.org, the social justice organization Mr. Belafonte co-founded.

HB95 will be held on March 1, 2022 at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) at 7:00 PM ET.

The evening will include musical performances, video tributes, and testimonials by civil rights and racial justice leaders, elected officials, musicians, actors, and more. Aloe BlaccJohn Legend, The Belafonte Alumni Band, Laurence Fishburne, Doug E Fresh, Danny GloverAmy GoodmanLenny KravitzMichael Moore, Q-Tip, Tim RobbinsRev. Al Sharpton, Bryan Stevenson, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Jesse Williams, and Alfre Woodward, are among the confirmed participants.

This year's inaugural Harry Belafonte Social Justice Awards were created to acknowledge the vast reach of Mr. Belafonte's contribution to social justice and American history. For their unwavering commitment to justice, award recipients include Angela Davis, Rashad Robinson, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Dr. Cornel West, Darren Walker, Hank Willis Thomas, former Attorney General Eric Holder and Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

In addition to live performances, Mr. Belafonte's memorable film, television, and humanitarian career will be showcased through archive footage along with testimonials from some of today's most popular and celebrated artists, activists, and entertainers.

Proceeds from this evening will benefit Sankofa.org and several of its programs including an innovative virtual/alternative reality technology and arts reentry program created to impact the capacity of returning citizens to develop critical core skills for a sustainable successful transition back to the community. This scientifically validated art-based program with virtual reality has been used to create breakthrough treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and is showing promise in the treatment of many other mental health conditions.

Harry Belafonte said, "I am honored that so many are coming together to celebrate my birthday, life, and legacy. I founded Sankofa.org alongside my daughter Gina and Raoul Roach to create additional space for artists and allies to collaborate to garner an artistic approach to the needs of our disenfranchised communities... to use art as a tool to educate messages of hope and to encourage and energize the public to become engaged. One heart, One mind, One soul."

"It is an honor for us to host Harry Belafonte's 95th birthday as part of our Centennial Season," said The Town Hall's Artistic Director Melay Araya. "Like his mentors Paul Robeson and Langston Hughes, and his contemporaries Coretta Scott King and Fannie Lou Hamer, Mr. Belafonte has taken to our stage several times over the last 70 years in support of the movements that he participated in and led. It is our hope that celebrating his life and work will inspire those in attendance to use their talents in service of others."

Gina Belafonte, Sankofa.org Executive Director stated, "Artists are the gatekeepers of truth, civilization's radical voice. Without art we have nothing. Sankofa.org uses the arts as a tool to engage people to action. We are so excited to honor my father on his 95th birthday and celebrate his legacy."

"We are happy to celebrate this milestone birthday of the iconic Harry Belafonte. As a legendary artist and activist, he is an inspiration to us all. It is also beautiful to see Gina carry on the important work of Sankofa.org to positively impact future generations," said Bridgid and Don Cheadle about the occasion.

Actress and activist Alfre Woodard said, "HB95 is the celebration of Harry Belafonte's bold, insistent, joyous stride towards Justice. Sankofa.org is the vehicle he's given the generations to continue that journey forward. There goes the roof!"

While this is its first public fundraising event, Sankofa.org has created and produced innovative and cutting-edge programs for the past decade. The organization is committed to rooting out systemic violence, work tirelessly for the adoption of restorative justice initiatives, and champion meaningful reforms for immigration and a livable minimum wage.

Tickets, ranging from $47.50 to $125 are available by visiting: www.TheTownHall.org.

Town Hall is committed to providing healthy and safe facilities for audiences, performers, and staff. Based on CDC and state guidelines at the time of performance, protocols may include mask enforcement, increased cleaning and ventilation/filtration enhancements, vaccination or negative test verification, and more. These are subject to change. Ticket holders who do not comply with venue policies will not be admitted.

Conference on 21st Century Antifascism, Nov 2-3, 2022, Call for papers - Paper deadline April 15 (Hofstra Cultural Center)

Anti-Fascism in the 21St Century
Wednesday And Thursday  --  November 2 and 3, 2022
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York


October 28, 1922, Benito Mussolini’s Blackshirts infamously March on Rome, seizing total control over the Italian government. The March on Rome marked the beginning of Fascist rule over Italy

On October 28, 1922, armed fascists converged on Rome and paved the way for the establishment of a dictatorship led by Benito Mussolini, which would dominate Italy for the next 20 years. The March on Rome marked the birth of an Italian fascist regime and laid the foundation for the spread of fascist ideology around the world. From the beginning, Italian fascism generated resistance. As fascist ideology developed into a global phenomenon, so too did anti-fascism. The initial phase of the conflict between fascist and anti-fascist forces climaxed in World War II with the defeat of Italian fascism, German Nazism, and Japanese militarism. Although defeated militarily in 1945, global fascism continued to find expression during the decades that followed. 

As recent events have shown, fascist ideology and its attendant components — opposition to working-class movements, hyper-nationalism, anti-democracy, white supremacy, and xenophobia — remain a threat to democratic institutions and practices worldwide. As in the past, the rise of fascism has been met with anti-fascist opposition.

To coincide with the centennial of the March on Rome, we will hold a two-day interdisciplinary conference, Anti-fascism in the 21st Century. The purpose of this conference is not to retell stories of past anti-fascist movements, but to consider anti-fascism as a contemporary global movement with myriad forms and to explore the challenges of organizing against fascism for a new generation.

We encourage participation by activists, educators, and artists, as well as scholars. Nontraditional (i.e., nonacademic) panels and presentations in a variety of formats are welcome and encouraged.

We invite proposals on topics including but not limited to the following:

• Strategies and tactics for mobilizing and
 organizing against fascism
• Anti-fascism in the classroom
• Anti-fascist rhetoric
• Anti-fascist literature (books, graphic novels, etc.)
• The arts (music, dance, theater) and anti-fascism
• Global anti-fascist solidarity
• Social media and anti-fascist activism
• Anti-fascism and the question of violence
• Anti-fascism and the struggle against neoliberalism
• Working-class anti-fascism
• Historical memory and contemporary anti-fascism
• Struggles over fascist and anti-fascist monuments
 and memorials

The official language of the conference is English. All presentations should last no longer than 20 minutes, including audio and visual illustrations.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Please submit a summary of presentation (up to 500 words) along with a brief narrative biography to hofculctr@hofstra.edu by April 15, 2022

Send inquiries to the conference organizers:

Mary Anne Trasciatti 
Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric and Professor of History
Hofstra University
mary.anne.trasciatti@hofstra.edu

Fraser Ottanelli
Director of Labor Studies
University of South Florida
ottanelli@usf.edu

Anti-fascism in the 21st Century will be coordinated by the
Hofstra Cultural Center
127 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1270
516-463-5669
hofculctr@hofstra.edu