The Alt Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know

Presentation | September 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Rm 220 - Multicultural Community Center

 Ryan Lenz, Senior Investigative Writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project and editor of its Hatewatch blog

 Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

A Presentation by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) - (Direct link to live stream - https://youtu.be/VzS_TjCBP0g)

The Alternative Right, commonly known as the Alt-Right, is a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that “white identity” is under attack by multicultural forces using “political correctness” and “social justice” to undermine white people and “their” civilization.

A Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) expert on hate and extremism will share information on an orchestrated campaign by white nationalists to make college campuses their battleground. The battle is not over free speech or political conservatism. Come learn about what they're pushing, why they’re obsessed with UC Berkeley and how we can effectively resist.

Speaker Bio
Ryan Lenz is the Senior Investigative Writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project and editor of its Hatewatch blog. Before joining the SPLC in 2010, Lenz was a regional reporter for the Associated Press and an Iraq war correspondent for the wire service from 2005 to 2008. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. SPLC is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama and have of offices in Atlanta, Miami, Tallahassee, Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans.
https://www.splcenter.org/
http://www.splconcampus.org/
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/14/us/splc-guide-dealing-with-alt-right/index.html

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