PeoplesHub Workshop – Connect online as an individual

Understanding the Global Rise of the Far Right

PeoplesHub and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung New York Office are partnering to bring a series of online offerings: two workshops and a circle geared at developing collective understanding of the global rise of the far right and what strategies can be used to battle it at a local level.  

These online offerings will be based on readings from Far Right in Government: Six Cases Across Europe.

In this first workshop, we will focus on the historical roots of the growth of the far right in Eastern Europe, United States and Brazil. Through a comparative analysis, we will examine how the far right in power has sought to challenge democratic institutions. We will explore the use of technology in right populism and the role of racism, gender violence, and xenophobia in constructing far right ideology. This workshop will be followed by a circle and a second workshop.

This interactive workshop will support your understanding of historic processes, as well and provide insights into our current global realities.

Participants are strongly encouraged to sign up for all three offerings, though this is not a requirement.

Trainers:

Kazembe Balagun, project manager of United Nations / North America for the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung New York Office.

Elandria Williams, former member of Highlander Research and Education Center, PeoplesHub Director of Training, and PeoplesHub Trainer

Training Length and Type:

120 minutes — Connect as an individual

Workshops Offered: this workshop is offered twice in one day so that participants across the country and the world can find a time that works for them.

First Session: Tuesday, February 26 at 9am PT / 11am CT / 12pm ET

 

Second Session: Tuesday, February 26 at 4pm PT / 6pm CT / 7pm ET

 

 

This training is ideal for:

People involved in social justice movements who are interested in the intersection between racism, xenophobia, gender violence, challenges to democracy, and the growth of the far right.

Training Outcomes

You’ll come away with an understanding of:

  • The historical context for the rise of the far right
  • People’s resistance movements
  • The connection between local, national and international solidarity movements
  • The role of the media in shaping popular narratives

What do you do to prepare?

Please choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to speak and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, and headphones.

You are encouraged to read the following materials prior to participating in the workshop.

Far Right in Government, Six Cases from Across Europe. “Introduction: The Rise of the Radical Right.” By Stefanie Ehmsen and Albert Scharenberg. p. 1-7.

Far Right in Government, Six Cases from Across Europe. “Nationalism and Neo-Fascism Under Jarosław Kaczyński,” by Bartosz M. Rydliński. p.19-29.

The Far Right in Brazil: How Bolsonaro Came to Pass,” by Esther Solano Gallego.

Cost

CostPeoplesHub is committed to making trainings accessible, regardless of ability to pay. Our Workshop Trainers are some of the most experienced trainers and organizers who, like you, are working hard for change in their communities. In order to offer trainers fair compensation, the real cost of a PH workshop is $40/person for each part. Please pay what you can afford. Our goal is to ensure our trainings are accessible and to allow folks to “pay it forward.” Thanks for your support! We look forward to learning with you.

Ready to sign up?

Trainers:

Kazembe Balagun

Born in Harlem, NY, Kazembe received his B.A. in Philosophy from Hunter College. From 2007 to 2013, he was the Education/Outreach Coordinator at the Brecht Forum. Kazembe recently contributed an essay called “We Be Reading Marx Where We From: Socialism and the Black Freedom Struggle” to the book Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA (2014). He is a project manager of United Nations / North America for the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung New York Office.

Elandria Williams

Director of Training at PeoplesHub, Elandria also provides development support to cooperatives, mostly in the Southern United States, and is a co-editor of Beautiful Solutions, a project that is gathering some of the most promising and contagious stories, solutions, strategies and big questions for building a more just, democratic, and resilient world. For the last eleven years Elandria worked at the Highlander Research and Education Center, first as the youth / intergenerational programs director and then helping co-coordinate Economics and Governance programs such as the Mapping Our Futures Curriculum and the Southern Grassroots Economies Project.