Is This Fascism?

May 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fromm Hall, Berman room
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117

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.,   415-431-4172,

Questions?  Contact  Michael Lyon, 415-215-7575,

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