Race

Description/Abstract of your Event: 

Two films about the rise of the fascist right will be screened, one a ten-minute short "The Battle for the Real", a film that shows how both activists and fascists have used media tools, while calling for an ethical use of platforms, and "Antifa", a 30-minute film about who Antifascists are and how they have fought the racists and misogynists that are taking advantage of the momentum given to them since the campaign and election of Donald Trump to the White House. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Daryle Lamont Jenkins, Executive Director of the Philadelphia-based antifascist organization One People's Project, and feature antifascist activists who have been on the frontlines over the past two years.

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Honoring Cedric Johnson, winner of the 2017 Singer Prize, the panel will discuss Johnson't thesis that mass incarceration is neoliberalism's way of managing social inequality and the creeping marginalization of growing layers pushed out of the work force, thus affecting more than just the African-American community.

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After the recent storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by the IDF to engage in collective punishment of Palestinians and Trump’s recent declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, completely ignoring Palestinian claims. . .international unity for non-violent actions becomes even more urgent and. . .necessary. Those events reflect a manifestation of the grim racist, ethnic cleansing ideologies advocated by a recent surge of demagogues that have gripped the world including the Holy Land, the epicentre of world conflict. As such, it is essential to build coalitions with activists worldwide, linked to Holy Land activists to fight this trend, to enlighten the world by bringing it to a place of equality and justice and at the same time pushing the reactionary demagogues back into obsolescence. Relevant to this challenge is the focus of this panel, which is to reveal the recent successes by Palestinians and their allies in showing the way to pushing the peace envelope through non-violent actions, notably at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and recent demonstrations opposing the designation of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, etc. It is also dedicated to encouraging activists to come together and organize more non-violent resistance events worldwide, including author events, conferences, music concerts with activist speeches, street demonstrations and other actions in view of building coalitions and planning peace & freedom activity notably with activists in Israel and Palestine.