(PRWEB) October 11, 2001
For Immediate Release
Political Research Associates
1310 Broadway, Suite 201
Somerville, MA 02144
Political Research Associates (PRA) is celebrating its 20th year of providing information on the Right with an anniversary gathering to be held from 6pm Â 8:30pm on Friday, November 9 at the Abiel Smith School in BostonÂs Beacon Hill neighborhood. Margaret A. Burnham, partner in the law firm of Burnham & Hines, and Dr. Loretta Williams, Director of the Gustavus Myers Program for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights will co-host the event.
Founded in 1981 as Midwest Research in Chicago, PRA has become a leader in research on the Right and right-wing groups. ÂWhat began as Midwest Research in Chicago with three staff has become a widely Ârespected leader in research and publications on right-wing efforts to limit justice and equality,Â said President Jean Hardisty, Ph.D., who established the organization.
ÂOur 20th anniversary is a great occasion to highlight PRAÂs history of alerting the progressive movement to dangerous right-wing initiatives,Â noted Director Kate Cloud. ÂWeÂre proud of our work as a national information resource for activists, journalists, educators, policy makers and the general public. It is needed now more than ever.Â
The evening will feature brief remarks by Dr. Hardisty and an opportunity for supporters to meet with staff as well as view the exhibits of the schoolÂs museum. Other celebrations to benefit the centerÂs programs are planned for New York City, and Chicago, IL.
Political Research Associates (PRA) is an independent research center based in Somerville, MA that monitors and analyzes the anti-democratic, authoritarian, homophobic, racist and sexist movements and trends of the US political Right.