Fighting Hate From Home: Defending American Democracy | Anti-Defamation League | August 17, 2022


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“Join us to discuss “Defending American Democracy” with Garry Kasparov, who is a tireless advocate for individual liberty and civic engagement as the founder of the Renew Democracy Initiative (RDI) and chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, and Noor Greene, RDI’s director of strategy and operations and an expert on human rights whose work is informed by her experience in growing up in Iraq under Saddam Hussein. Don’t miss this Fighting Hate from Home webinar on August 17 at 2 pm ET / 11 am PT.

The United States – the world’s greatest experiment in representative democracy — is threatened now by toxic polarization and the mainstreaming of extremism. With the risk greater than at any time since the Civil War, we need insights from those on the frontlines here and abroad. Can freedom movements abroad help us understand the threats we face?

In the midst of a larger ‘global recession’ for democracy, partisan divides in this country have been weaponized to support identity-based hatred and the normalization of extremist conspiracy theories, many of which are laced with antisemitism. This led to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol last year and our ADL experts are expecting more political violence and attempts to subvert upcoming elections. And, while the immediate and violent threats to our communities and our democracy come from the right, divisions that corrode democratic pluralism are showing up on the left as well, often manifesting in extreme identity politics and “cancel culture.”

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt hosts this vital discussion with Garry Kasparov and Noor Greene for a lively examination of the disruption that we are facing, the hazard it presents for Jews and other vulnerable communities and what you can do to play a role in defending democracy.

Please sign up below to join us today. All registrants will be emailed a link to the recording to re-watch and share.”


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