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Culture Wars, Demagoguery and the Search for Hope

March 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Leader Joseph Chuman
Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader presides

Not since the McCarthy era have we seen political demagoguery issuing from such high places. We witness the politics of fear fueled by scapegoating minorities and immigrants, especially Latinos and Muslims for the sake of winning the votes of individuals who feel disenfranchised and left behind in light of demographic, economic and social upheavals.

This demagoguery, is fearsome and dangerous, (even the mainline press has invoked the word “fascism” to describe it.) The extremism we experience is rooted in the so-called culture wars, which in the broadest sense pit conservatives and ultra-conservatives against a social landscape that is moving generally in a liberal direction. In my address of March 13th I want to not only speak out against demagoguery which assails us, but look at its source and reasons for hope that we can get beyond it.

Entry to our 100-year-old building and meeting rooms is available for most wheelchair users with prior arrangements. Please call ahead (212-874-5210 x 107) for setup of our portable system and plan to arrive one hour before start time.


March 13, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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