11/30: Where do we go from here? Racism, Populism, Fascism and the Future of the Hard Right after the 2016 Election: A Panel Discussion with Abby Scher, Sophie Bjork James, Spencer Sunshine, and Chip Berlet

November 30, 2016
6:30 -8:30 pm
Sociology Lounge – 6112

alt-right_trumpThe white supremacist movement and self-described Alt-Right used the Trump presidential campaign to amplify its message and swell its ranks. Neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and militia leaders are celebrating the Trump presidential win as a victory of their own. A panel of experts on right-wing media and movements will discuss what we can expect of the hard right after the stunning Trump victory and how to challenge it.

Crimes against immigrants and Muslims spiked and online harassment of Jewish commentators and journalists was widespread in the midst of the racist rhetoric of the campaign. A September 2016 study by George Washington University’s Program on Extremism found that white nationalist use of social media now far exceeds the online presence of the Islamic State on virtually every social metric. Join us for this important conversation.


The event was inspired by the publication of Political Research Associates & Rural Organizing Project Release Major Investigation & Toolkit to Aid Oregon Communities Facing Militia Movements

This event is sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, the Advanced Research Collaborative, and the Center for Humanities at Graduate Center, CUNY. It is free and open to the public. Space is limited to 80, and guests will be admitted according to a first come, first serve policy.


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