Tomorrow at 1:00 pm EDT, the Ms. Foundation for Women and Jean Hardisty, Ph.D. will host a conference call to provide in-depth analysis of the current "right-wing backlash" – including a discussion of what this trend could mean for progressive grassroots women's advocacy across the US.
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The Right-Wing Backlash: Who Benefits, Who Believes and at What Cost?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
* Why are the racist, sexist, homophobic and anti-immigrant messages working, and with whom?
* Who is financing and organizing the current movement against progressive social change, and what do they have to gain?
* What are the implications for grassroots women's advocacy across the US?
About the Featured Speaker:
Dr. Jean Hardisty is the founder and president emerita of Political Research Associates, a Boston-based research center that analyzes right-wing, authoritarian, and anti-democratic trends and publishes educational materials for the general public. Currently Senior Scholar at the Wellesley Centers for Research on Women at Wellesley College, Dr. Hardisty is a scholar, widely-published author and long-time activist. She is also a former board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women.
Moderated by: Sara K. Gould, President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women