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Salon duc Tape - Resistance and Activism in the Age of Trump - January 13th
Is the arrival of fascism a real threat in the U.S. over the next four years?
On the morning of November 9th, people here in the U.S. and elsewhere learned that they'd have to get used to saying the words "President Trump." Donald Trump was often described as a "populist" when he was running for president. On the eve of his inauguration, what more do we know about how the President-elect is likely to govern, and what can be done to counter the worst of his administration's anticipated policies?
Kevin Cross of the Fort Collins Community Action Network (FCCAN) will lead this salon on January 13th. Kevin has presented many salons over the years, including one in 2006 based on Bertram Gross's concept of "Friendly Fascism." He asked then whether Friendly Fascism had finally been ushered in by the George W. Bush administration. This time, we will consider the prospects of Donald Trump bringing us even closer to the melding of Big Business and Big Government, and what those who stand outside of those two spheres can do in the face of such a union - including getting involved in local and national organizations.
Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by Strength Through Peace, meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 -- 9:00 p.m. at the Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship, located at 300 East Oak Street. The formal program begins at 7:20. Coffee, tea, and light snacks are provided. For more information, email Strength Through Peace, or call us at 419-8944.