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Saturday, February 20 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Countering the War on Facts

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Throughout its history, the “New Right” has rewritten history and science to support its policies on issues ranging from separation of church and state to climate change. The result of 40+ years of this is a nation not only polarized by differences in opinions, but unable to agree on basic facts. In this sesssion, we will dissect five specific, widely believed but nonfactual myths including: 1) where they came from and how they were disseminated; 2) the underlying and sometimes not-so-obvious purposes they serve; and 3) how we can better counter these myths.

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Rachel Tabachnick

Fellow, Political Research Associates
Rachel Tabachnick is a researcher, analyst, and speaker on conservative infrastructure and activism. Much of her work is focused on the impact of the Religious Right on science, education, foreign policy, and civil rights.


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Metro B/C

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