Building a Culture of Peace Forum Presents:
Fifty Years of America's Right-Wing Movement
For fifty years, a widespread and sophisticated right-wing movement has been transforming America. It has, for example, taken over the Republican Party, secured Citizens United, promoted climate change denial, and popularized school vouchers. This presentation looks at the history, affluence, ideology, and major strategies of that movement.
Speakers: Paul Levy of Concord is a retired anti-poverty lawyer, community organizer, and teacher. For years he worked primarily with neighborhood and public housing groups in Indiana and cross-disability advocacy groups in Vermont. In a “second career,” he taught adult learners in Manchester in an innovative program of Springfield College, and coordinated a master’s degree program in leadership in Sweden. His education, advocacy, teaching, and writing have focused on social movements and welfare policy, and his recent research and writing on the Far Right Movement.
Janet Ward of Contoocook has taught ethics and served as the founding director of the educational non-profit The Scientist as Humanist Project. As a consultant for the NH Humanities Council, Ms. Ward assisted in the development of state-wide programs such as “Of Apples & Origins I: Stories of Life on Earth” and II “The Brain, the Mind, and Human Meaning,” and “Shifting Ground: Religion and Civic Life in America.” She is a member of the League of Women Voters of NH and the Conservation Law Foundation.
Concord Unitarian Universalist Church, 274 Pleasant St., Concord.
Program begins at 7 pm, please arrive by 6:45
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