From Climate Change to COVID: Countering the Narratives of the Racist Right

May 12, 2020

Join us and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels for a free webinar launching Hilary Moore’s forthcoming publication on climate change and the racist Right.

12 May, 18:00 BST via Zoom. Register Now>

The Institute for Race Relations is co-sponsoring this event with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels, Political Research Associates, Movement Generation, and Ende Gelände.

What do climate justice activists and organisers need to know about the ways racist right-wing groups leverage the politics of climate change and urgency? How does structural racism shape the global health outcomes of COVID-19? How are migration and anti-racist struggles adapting in different parts of the world? What does solidarity look like in the context of COVID-19?

Our Director, Liz Fekete joins a webinar panel to discuss Hilary Moore’s forthcoming publication Burning Earth, Changing Europe: How the Racist Right Exploits the Climate Crisis – And What We Can Do About It. The panel will also address the ways in which the pandemic has furthered the race-class based war on the poor in different geographical contexts.

Join Hilary in conversation with:
  • Liz Fekete, author and director of Institute for Race Relations in London, England
  • Vincent Bababoutilabo, organiser with the NSU-Tribunal and the Institute for Black People in Germany
  • Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan, collective member of Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project in the United States

The presentation will be a discussion between panelists followed by a questions and answer section with webinar participants. A recording of the presentation and ways to get a hard-copy of Burning Earth, Changing Europe will be sent after the webinar to the email of registered participants.

The event is being held on Zoom on Tuesday 12th May at 18:00 UK time (19:00 CEST).

Register via Zoom

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