Why Leaders Should Use the “F” Word More Often: Rising Authoritarianism in a Trumpian Era
On the eve of the most important US election in generations, democracy in that—and other Western contexts— is in crisis. We need to stop being hypnotized by Donald Trump’s theatrics and incivility to see the broader patterns of behaviour: that of a classic authoritarian leader.
In response, leaders from civil society, workplaces and beyond need to get comfortable using the “F” word: fascism. Although still incomprehensible to most mainstream North Americans, this session will use an evidence-based approach to demonstrate how the frame of authoritarianism and fascism better helps explain the current political moment of Trump and his allies, putting their words, actions and the related violence into context…with implications for racial minorities globally.
In the spirit of capacity building, we also will explore what we can do about it in our personal, community and professional lives.
This cafe is a call to action and the first in a series of Anima offerings related to the US election and its fallout. Regardless of who wins or loses, we all need to build community and capacity in response to the current stormy political era we are in…and what is to come.
Title: Why Leaders Should Use the “F” Word More Often: Rising Authoritarianism in a Trumpian Era
Date: Thursday, October 22nd
Time: Noon-1:30 (EST)
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88618549355
Anima Café Instructions (downloadable PDF)
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