Insurgent Supremacists: Building Community Power against the Far Right

September 13, 7pm
Mission Center – City College of San Francisco
Room 109

Matthew N. Lyons
Sara Kershnar (International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network)
Mohamed Shehk (Critical Resistance)

Moderated by Maisha Quint (CPE)

From the highest branches of the federal government to the streets of cities and towns across the US, the far-right has been on a seemingly unrelenting and violent drive for power. But how consolidated is their initiative? How sure are their victories? And how should the left confront them? The Center for Political Education is excited to host Matthew N. Lyons to talk about his new book INSURGENT SUPREMACISTS: The US Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire. Matthew will be joined by local organizers Sara Kershnar and Mohamed Shehk to discuss the contours of the far right political project and the critical work of communities in struggle to defeat fascism and authoritarian populism.

MATTHEW N. LYONS has been writing about right-wing politics for over 25 years. His work focuses on the interplay between right-wing movements and systems of oppression, and responses to these movements by leftists, liberals, and the state. He writes regularly for Three Way Fight, a radical antifascist blog, and his work has also appeared in the Guardian, New Politics, Socialism and Democracy, teleSUR, Upping the Anti, and other publications. Lyons is the author of Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire (PM Press and Kersplebedeb Publishing, 2018) and contributed the title essay to the book Ctrl-Alt-Delete: An Antifascist Report on the Alternative Right (Kersplebedeb Publishing, 2017).

MOHAMED SHEHK and SARA KERSHNAR are long-time Bay Area grassroots organizers. Through and beyond their respective work in CR and IJAN, Mohamed and Sara have been at the frontlines of fights against the far-right in Bay Area in recent years.

CPE is honored to co-sponsor this event with Labor & Community Studies at CCSF.

This event is wheelchair accessible. For questions about accessibility, please contact


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