“Confronting the Fascist Within” will be presented by Blu Buchanan at the Sunday, March 19, 2023 meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville, 2:30 – 4:00 pm at 227 Edgewood Rd, Asheville, NC. This will be a hybrid meeting: in-person and by interactive Zoom. All are welcome to attend.
Join UNC Asheville University Fellow Blu Buchanan as they explore how to identify right-wing, eugenist, and white supremacist thinking in ourselves and others. Blu will challenge our assumptions and beliefs about others and their capabilities and help us reimagine internal beliefs that may undermine productive relationships and actions.
Liberatory thinking goes beyond simply changing mindsets to creating opportunities for others to experience liberation – centered on underrepresented and marginalized people. It pushes people to interrogate their own multiple identities in relation to others and to think about the consequences of our actions. There is a lot to explore.
Blu Buchanan is a qualitative and historical scholar-organizer who applies their research methods, statistics, and community organizing to a variety of sociological topics – social movements, sexuality, race/whiteness, human rights, and colonialism. Blu believes that research from archival analysis to oral history and interviews should inform policy and community needs. Their research focuses broadly on the role of violence in everyday life, which informs their twin research trajectories: 1) studying whiteness and masculinity as projects shaping intracommunal violence in the LGBT community and 2) the practices and habits Black trans folks develop to resist and decenter violence in their everyday lives.