[act-ma] 10/7 Unraveling the Right-Wing Attacks on Obama (Wed)

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon Sep 21 08:09:32 PDT 2009

Community Change, Inc.

Brown Bag Anti-Racism Discussion Series 2009

Changing the Public Discourse around Race

Unraveling the Right-Wing Attacks on Obama

  Obama is the target. Racial fears, economic anxieties, and gender  
unease are the triggers shooting down progressive policies that seek  
equality and fairness.

  While keeping our eyes on the prize of universal quality  
healthcare, we must also prevent right-wing populism as a social  
movement from spinning out of control

  Since centrist Democrats are selling us out, it is time for labor  
and community organizers to turn up the heat. We should defend Obama  
against the vicious and racist attacks from the reactionary political  
right; vigorous social movements pull political movements and  
politicians in their direction—not the other way around. We need to  
raise some hell in the streets and in the suites.

  October 7, 2009
12 noon – 1:30 pm
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 605
Boston MA 02108

Presenter: CHIP BERLET, senior analyst at Political Research  
Associates in Somerville and co-author of Right-Wing Populism in  
America: Too Close for Comfort. He recently was interviewed on NPR’s  
Fresh Air by Terry Gross and on Democracy Now by Amy Goodman. Chip  
will base his talk on his new report: Toxic to Democracy: Conspiracy  
Theories, Demonization, & Scapegoating.
  Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5  
contribution requested. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! RSVP (617-523-0555 or  
janet at communitychangeinc.org.)

Community Change, Inc. 617-523-0555 www.communitychangeinc.org

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