The Origin of Fascism: Divide and Rule Tactics is a panel discussion designed to explore the origin of fascism and how it is fueled by the successful use of divide and rule tactics, and to provide actionable steps that can be taken by individuals to create unity where there is division. Expert panelists will discuss what divide and rule tactics are and the historical use of these tactics, key people past and present, and tips for having productive conversations across political lines. The goal is for attendees to leave the event equipped with all the information needed to discuss hot button political topics, particularly with others with whom they may believe they have nothing in common. This is a timely discussion, as the event will take place immediately following the 2020 election, the current political climate is rife with divisiveness, and the world is clutched by the fear of a global pandemic.
Panelists are Kass Botts, Mark Bray, Carolina Castoreno-Santana, Rand Warden, and Jakobi Williams.
This program received support from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.