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ICUJP Friday Forum
March 18th, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific
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Challenges to Democracy from Right-wing Nationalists, Populist and Strongman Movements
Description: A PowerPoint presentation will provide an overview of Trump’s six years, including his campaign for president in 2016, his presidency for four years, his loss of the Nov. 2020 election, and the ongoing “Big Lie” that he won. The presentation will also touch on Trump's many Russian ties - including Putin- his love of dictators, and his view of democracy as weak. We will discuss how Trump's increasing appeals to white racism and his efforts to stay in power via several coup attempts which culminated in the Jan. 6 capitol insurrection, two impeachments, and his ongoing hold on the Republican Party (demanding total one-way loyalty). Many investigations have been made into his finances and possibly criminal actions. However, now that Trump has had to leave office his stated desire is to run for president again in 2024. Finally, we will discuss how Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting targeting of civilians and wholesale carnage to the country may be forcing some Republicans to re-examine their support for right-wing nationalist and populist strongman dictators, like Putin and Trump even as right-wing strongman trends are occurring in many other countries today.
Linda Groff is Director, Global Options & amp; Evolutionary Futures Consulting, and Emeritus
Professor, California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she taught for over 40 years. She does talks/workshops, courses, research, and writing, in the USA and globally, on: (1) global futures/evolution/change; (2) peace/conflict resolution/nonviolence; (3) intercultural/interfaith dialogue and unity-diversity issues; and (4) spiritual/consciousness topics to a wide range of professional, educational, and community organizations. She is active for years in professional and community organizations working in these areas. She has published over 85 articles, with two “big picture” books forthcoming: (1) Sustainable Peace building in a Rapidly-Changing World: Holistic, Evolving Aspects of Peace, Nonviolence, and Community Engagement (2022) and (2) Big Picture Evolutionary Futures: Cutting-Edge Issues for Humanity and the World.
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7:30 - 7:35 Log in and socialize
7:35 - 7:45 Welcome and introductions
7:45 - 7:50 Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15 Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20 Announcements
9:20 - 9:30 Closing circle and prayer
Start your morning with us!
Reflection: Stephen Fiske
Facilitator: Rose Leibowitz
Zoom host: Carolfrances Likins
Here's how to join the online meeting:
To join by video conference, you'll need to download the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device. Click on the link to join the meeting and then enter the Meeting ID number and passcode. You'll be able to see slides and video, as well as speakers and other attendees.
If you prefer to join by phone, you'll be prompted to enter the Meeting ID number and passcode. You won't be able to see the visuals or attendees, but you can view them on the meeting video recording afterward.
If you're new to Zoom and would like to use the video option, we recommend you download the app well ahead of time.
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