Is This Fascism?
Sunday, May 7, 1-4 PM
University of San Francisco
Fromm Hall, Berman room
Enter Campus from Parker Street almost at McAllister
Fromm Hall is on your immediate left.
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We’re seeing many disturbing developments : passengers dragged off commercial planes, racist mobs battling in Berkeley, the US Attorney General halting Justice Department actions against racist police brutality, ICE officials taking children from immigrant women in detention, Muslims and immigrants attacked on the streets. Many of us wonder if we are slipping into fascism or perhaps already there.
Is This Fascism? What is fascism? What brings it on? Are the economics and politics of Europe in the 1930s relevant? Would the US history of genocide and slavery make US fascism something new? How can we get millions to fight fascism? Who are our friends and allies in fighting fascism?
Join a panel of guests to discuss these and related questions among themselves and with the audience
Stephen Zunes: University of SF Professor of Politics and International Studies and
Global Peace and Conflict Studies
Gerald Smith: Former Black Panther, Organizer for Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality and the Labor Committee to Free Mumia
Reiko Redmonde: Manager of Revolution Books in Berkeley, and an activist with Refuse Fascism.
Steve Martinot: Author, human rights activist, has taught several courses on fascism
James Dahlgren: Toxicologist and internist, Unitarian-Universalist Church San Jose.
There will be an extensive Question/Answer/Comment period with the audience after the presentations by the panelists. Please join us.
This is the third in a series of political discussions at the University of San Francisco. The November 19thforum focused on where power resides in the US, with Laurence Shoup, Peter Dale Scott, David Talbot and others. The March 5th forum focused on foreign policy under Trump, with Stephen Zunes, Reese Ehrlich, and others.
Initial Presenter: Gray Panthers of San Francisco.