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White Supremacy in the Age of Trump: An Anti-Racist Teach-In

  • Humphrey Forum 301 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States (map)

FYI: We've reached capacity sooner than expected (!), which means we are no longer accepting event registrations at this time. We plan to live-blog the event on Facebook for those not in attendance, and we welcome everyone to join us at our post-event happy hour to continue the conversation. Details TBA. Thanks!

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ollowing a year of high-rofile media coverage, and the election of a sympathetic U.S. president, the Washington Post reports that white extremists plan to focus their 2018 outreach and recruitment efforts on Midwestern colleges and universities like the University of Minnesota. One of the ways white supremacy has re-entered the political mainstream is through the type of #FakeNews conservatism espoused by Lauren Southern, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Ben Shapiro. 

A conservative political commentator whose racist indifference toward the pain and suffering of Black and Brown people is well-documented, Mr. Shapiro has been invited by the Young America’s Foundation to spread his divisive views in a campus-wide lecture on February 26th. Join a multi-racial coalition of UMN students, faculty, and staff as we reaffirm the importance of racial justice to American democracy. 

Together, we will combat white supremacy by:
-Mapping the connections between white extremist groups and American conservatism today
-Unpacking the ways white supremacy manifests itself in systems, language, and culture
-Fostering authentic relationships with a multi-racial coalition of concerned students, faculty, staff, and Twin Cities residents

This event is sponsored by:
Humphrey Students of Color Association (HSOCA)
Noel Gordon Jr.
Emma Chi Olson
Gender, Sex, and Policy Event Committee (GSPEC)
Women's Center
Association of Multicultural Scientists
Public Affairs Student Association (PASA)
Showing Up for Racial Justice - Minnesota
Women's Congress for Future Generations
Collective Action for Safe Spaces
CURE (Clean Up our River Environment)
Young Democratic Socialists of America - UMN
Women's March MN
Barb Jacobs