EVENT: Fighting Racism in the Trump Era
Tweet after tweet, Trump is thriving on the racism and xenophobia that he’s stirring up — and he doesn’t care who embraces this hate or how they act on it. From the “wall” to the travel ban, Trump has used the politics of scapegoating to target large sections of society and to divert anger away from the real sources of people’s misery. In the process the far right, who relies on the scapegoating of immigrants, Muslims and other to convince people to join their cause, has found more fertile ground for their hate than at any time in recent history. In the aftermath of Charlottesville and the 40,000 strong anti-racist response against the far right in Boston, we find ourselves at a turning point. What kind of world do we want to live in? Can we continues to live in a world that is dominated by the rich and powerful to the detriment of the rest of us? A world that sees anti-racists mowed down in the street and Black men, women and children killed by the police? A world in which immigrants and Muslims are harassed and told to go back to their countries that were destroyed by US military and economic interests? If you think we need to end racism at home and abroad join us for a discussion on what kind of movement we need today and what kind of social, economic and political solutions are need to change the world for the better of all.
Dwinelle Hall UC Berkeley Room 179
Date(s) - 08/31/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dwinelle Hall UC Berkeley