Artists Against Fascism Broadcast Series hosts panel discussions with leading artists, activists, scholars, and community builders on a variety of subjects under the larger topic of how art practice and creative intent can be utilized in anti-fascist resistance. As artists, we seek to bring together the personal and the political, putting knowledge and subject matter in a social context. We believe that this negotiation of perspective is a crucial component to opposing the rise of fascism by cultivating a collective social consciousness that is research based, analytical, and fluent in thoughtful debate while also being empathetic and supportive of one another.
Artists Against Fascism Broadcast Series
Panelists for our first broadcast on October 16th include Terresa Moses, Malamas Sotiriou, and Mark Bray. We will explore language manipulation, historical propaganda, and strategies for identifying, understanding, and opposing far right extremism from a creative perspective. This program is presented and organized by Artists Against Fascism with supporting partnership from VCFA Alumnx Affairs. Hosted by Jeanette Staley and Naomi Even-Aberle.
Terresa Moses is the Creative Director of the Minnesota-based activist organization Blackbird Revolt - a platform for conscious creatives looking to transform their communities. Moses is also Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Director of Design Justice in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota as well as the creator of Project Naptural and a co-collaborator for Racism Untaught.
Malamas Sotiriou is a member of the Antiauthoritarian Movement of Greece and of Micropolis Social Centre based in the city of Thessaloniki. He co-founded an antifascist-antisexist gym where combat sports are taught. And for four consecutive years, he has helped organize an Antifa Martial Arts Tournament in Thessaloniki, an event in which hundreds of antifascists from all over Europe take part.
Mark Bray is a political organizer and historian of human rights, terrorism, and politics in Modern Europe. He wrote Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street. He is currently a lecturer at Rutgers University and co-edited Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader.
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