Fighting Fake Science: When the Right tries to Derail Your Movement with Misinformation

Fighting Fake Science: When the Right tries to Derail Your Movement with Misinformation

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Thursday, Jul. 17 10:30 AM

Ends: Thursday, Jul. 17 11:45 AM

Room: 140 G

This panel will discuss right wing tactics—from climate change deniers to misinformation campaigns on birth control, sex ed, and abortion—that use fake science to try to attack progressive movements. Panelists will present successful strategies devised to counter the right’s attacks, and identify best practices on how to respond when the right comes at you with fake science.

Moderator

Travis Ballie

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Travis is the Manager of Affiliate & National Programs at NARAL Pro-Choice America. He is responsible for providing support for NARAL’s 22 affiliates, chapter, & choice action team. Travis also runs NARAL’s DC Volunteer Program, as well as the Choice Out Loud – On Campus millennial engagement program. He is a graduate of American University (’10) with a Double B.A. In International Relations & International Business. Travis sits on the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund Campaign Board, an organization dedicated to electing pro-choice out Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender leaders. Travis is a New Yorker now living in Maryland who is training for a 2014 Antarctica marathon.

Other sessions: Bro-Choice? Where Do Men Fit in the Reproductive Justice Movement?


Panelists

Peter Sinclair

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Peter Sinclair is the creator of 2 series of Youtube videos on Climate Change and Renewable Energy – “Climate Denial Crock of the Week”, and “This is Not Cool”.
He works and travels regularly with leading climate scientists to push back against the disinformation campaign of the Anti-Science industry.

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Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

Felipe is an advocate for undocumented immigrants and LGBTQ people in the US. He walked from Miami to Washington, DC to highlight the pain of undocumented immigrants. He has spent the last two years working at GetEQUAL, a national social justice LGBTQ organization. He has become a leading voice on the intersection of LGBTQ issues and immigrant rights. He is the current Deputy Managing Director of United We Dream (UWD).

Other sessions: Queer People of Color Caucus, From Underdog to Top Dog: Organizing for Impact While Small and Mighty, Bro-Choice? Where Do Men Fit in the Reproductive Justice Movement?


Erika West

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Erika is the Political Director at NARAL Pro-Choice America. She previously worked on campaigns in Arkansas and Michigan, and across the western states as a regional director with the DCCC in 2008. Erika is a graduate of both Howard University and George Washington University, and is a Detroit native.

Other sessions: Top-Choice Movies for the Pro-Choice Movement: Film and the Fight for Reproductive Rights

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