The Antifascist Artist:
How can writers fight against right-wing extremism in the United States?
In recent years right-wing extremist groups have specifically targeted Portland as a place to rally, recruit, and radicalize. How do communities fight back against hate on the local, national, and global level? And what role can art—in particular the written and spoken word—play in that fight?
Portland authors Cari Luna, Samiya Bashir, Maryam Gabriel-Imam, Janice Lee, Sophia Shalmiyev, and Leni Zumas will read from their work and then tackle this question in a panel discussion.
This event is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council, through a project grant in support of Cari Luna’s ongoing research and writing about fascism.