Antifascism in Theory and Practice

Host/Sponsor: 
Alexander Reid Ross
Room: 
Timeslot: 
Abstract: 
This workshop will cover important topics pertaining to antifascist struggle. We will discuss the history and definition of fascism, as well as antifascist formations since 1918. This discussion will include descriptions of strategies and counter-strategies deployed by both sides and the role that they play in the context of larger, populist mass movements. The objective of this workshop is to become more knowledgeable about new forms of fascism and their historical relationship to left-wing movements, while developing and furthering the antifascist struggle.
Reading List: 
Against the Fascist Creep by Alexander Reid Ross, The Nature of Fascism by Roger Griffin, The Birth of Fascist Ideology by Zeev Sternhell, Fascism by David Renton, Confronting Fascism by Don Hamerquist & J. Sakai, Ctrl-Alt-Delete by Matthew Lyons
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Alexander
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Ross
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Alexander Reid Ross is a freelance journalist and lecturer at Portland State University. He edited the anthology, Grabbing Back: Essays Against the Global Land Grab, and is the author of Against the Fascist Creep. His writings have been recognized for Media Democracy in Action by Project Censored and have appeared in TruthOut, Think Progress, and ROAR Magazine, among other places.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Mark
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Bray
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Mark Bray is a political organizer, historian and the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook (Melville House, forthcoming), Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street (Zero, 2013), and the co-editor of Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader (PM Press, forthcoming). He is a lecturer at Dartmouth College.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Whitney
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Mallett
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Whitney Mallett is a writer and filmmaker living in New York. Her work spans social issue journalism, film and art criticism, essays, science fiction, news and documentary, and video art. She's been published by The New York Times, Artforum, The New Republic, Nowness, and Arte TV among others. She recently reported on Bay Area Antifa and clashes between Alt-Right Trump supporters and counter-demonstrators for VICE magazine.
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Alexander
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Ross
 

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