“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
CUNY Graduate Center,
Sociology Lounge, Room 6112
365 5th Ave (b/t 34th & 35th)
subways: Herald Square (B/D/F/M/N/Q/R/W) or 6 at 33rd St
The 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.
This event is free and open to the public. Please note that the school will require you to present a photo ID and sign in when entering the building.