08 June 2010

Right-Wing Backlash Conference Call: Audio Available

On Tuesday, May 11, 2010, the Ms. Foundation for Women hosted a revealing conference call on the Right-Wing Backlash and its effects, lead by guest speaker Jean Hardisty, Ph.D., and moderated by Ms. Foundation President and CEO Sara K. Gould.

The audio recording and transcript are now available. The call addressed:
  • Why the racist, sexist, homophobic and anti-immigrant messages are working, and with whom.
  • Who finances and organizes the current movement against progressive social change, and what they have to gain.
  • What the implications for grassroots women's advocacy across the US may be.
Read the transcript [pdf] of this important conversation -- or listen to it with the player below, or by downloading the mp3 file.

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.

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