(PART 7) UNDER THE BLACKLIGHT:

MOBILIZING WHITENESS TO “RE-OPEN AMERICA”

Panelists:

Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide, a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner.  She is also the author of Eyes Off the Prize:  The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955; Bourgeois Radicals:  The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, and One Person, No Vote:  How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award in non-fiction.

Alex DiBranco is the cofounder and executive director of the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism. At Yale, DiBranco is currently studying how the New Right in the 1970s to 1990s built a sustainable movement infrastructure to realign the U.S. political spectrum, drawing on archival materials and a unique database of conservative foundation grants. Related projects include the role of anti-Catholicism and Catholic leadership in the New Right and the policy implications of conservative philanthropic practices. She is also working on a separate theoretical project, looking at contemporary misogynist ideology and how it advances the notion that male supremacism should be studied as a similar phenomenon to white supremacism and anti-Semitism.

 

Joseph Lowndes is a professor of political science at the University of Oregon. His research is on race, populism, conservatism, and social movements in US politics. His most recent book, with Daniel Martinez HoSang, is Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity. His current project traces the development of “Middle America,” and its destructive impact on U.S. politics over the last half-century. He regularly blogs on the politics of the pandemic at joelowndes.org

Mab Segrest is professor emeritus of gender and women’s studies at Connecticut College. Segrest’s is the author of My Mama's Dead Squirrel: Lesbian Essays on Southern Culture,  Administrations of Lunacy, and Memoir of a Race Traitor which rapidly became a landmark work of white anti-racist activism as the book reflected on her white Alabama childhood and her work in the 1980s countering Klan and neo-Nazi movements in North Carolina. It. Memoir of a Race Traitor was the Editor's Choice for the Lambda Literary Awards, was named Outstanding Book on Human Rights in North America by the Gustavus Myers Center on Human Rights, and was nominee for Non-Fiction Book of the Year by the Southern Regional Council. In addition to organizing against Klan and neo-Nazi movements, Segrest worked for the World Council of Churches helping to map transformative justice movements across the globe, taught ESL in Haitian migrant camps, and taught in both men's and women's prisons.

Dorian T. Warren is President of the Center for Community Change Action (CCCA) and Vice-President of the Center for Community Change (CCC). He is also a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. He is the author of The Hidden Rules of Race: Barrier to an Inclusive Community and Work Inequality Basic Income. Warren also worked at MSNBC where he was a Contributor and Host and Executive Producer of “Nerding Out” on MSNBC’s digital platform. He currently serves on several boards including Working Partnerships USA, the Workers Lab, the National Employment Law Project, and The Nation Magazine Editorial Board. As a commentator on public affairs, Warren has appeared regularly on television and radio including NBC Nightly News, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, BET, BBC, NPR, Bloomberg, & NY1, among other outlets. He has also written for The Nation, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Salon, Washington Post, New York Times, Medium, Ebony.com, and Boston Review.

Jason Wilson is an Australian-born academic turned journalist residing in Portland. He is currently on the far-right, white-supremacist, and right-wing street brawler beat as a correspondent for the Guardian. Jason has a myriad of articles you can check out on The Guardian. Wilson is a classy, really thoughtful gent who is covering an important and frankly dangerous beat.

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