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Fighting Back Against the Far-Right: US, UK, and European perspectives

May 26, 2021
11am ET/4pm UK/5pm CET
Weronika Paszewska, Tectonica
Evan Feeney, Color of Change
Matthew McGregor, Hope not Hate

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Fighting Back Against the Far-Right: US, UK, and European perspectives

Organizations on both sides of the Atlantic are fighting back against the far-right  with innovative tactics and strategies. Learn from activists from the UK, US, and EU on how to stare down the fascist threat, and campaign for safety and justice. [40 minutes + Q&A]

About The Speakers

Weronika Paszewska
Tectonica, founder of Akcja Demokracja

Weronika Paszewska is an experienced leader of civil society organizations and grassroots groups. She co-founded and is a former Executive Director of multi-issue digitally first organisation called Akcja Demokracja in Poland, Central Eastern Europe. Between 2015-2020 Akcja Demokracja was running anti-fascistic campaigns and gained significant support from the public on human rights, democracy and inclusiveness issues. She is currently involved in Polish Women's Strike and Extinction Rebellion Poland.

Evan Feeney
Campaign Director, Color of Change

Evan is a Campaign Director at Color Of Change, the U.S.'s largest online racial justice organization. For the last 6 years, he has helped manage Color Of Change's work to address police surveillance against Black-led movements, corporate enabling of white nationalism, and tech justice. This includes high-profile campaigns like #NoBloodMoney in response to the 2017 Charlottesville white nationalist rally, forcing payment processors to cut off more than 150 hate groups from online donation services; the 2020 #StopHateForProfit campaign that pressured more than 1,000 corporate advertisers to boycott Facebook over their failure to address hate and misinformation; and helped expose the existence of a secret Homeland Security intelligence document used to criminalize Black-led protests known as the "Race Paper." Evan and his team are currently working to hold corporations accountable for enabling the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Matthew McGregor
Campaign Director, HOPE not hate

Matthew McGregor oversees campaigns and communications for HOPE not hate, the UK’s leading antifascism group. HOPE not hate exists to offer an antidote to hate in an increasingly polarised world.

Before joining HOPE not hate, Matthew worked for political and advocacy campaigns in Europe and the US, including trade unions, trade justice groups, political parties in the UK, US, Norway and Australia, and for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, where he oversaw digital rapid response.

Ben Étienne (Moderator)
Manager of Community Experience, New/Mode

Ben is a global citizen from Montreal by way of Vancouver by way of Port-Au-Prince.
He’s studied political affairs at several institutions and loves to help people understand the value of civic duty. Prior to New/Mode Ben has worked for several private sector firms with strong values such as Tesla and the International Political Science Association.

Off the clock you can typically expect Ben to have a camera attached to his wrist.

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