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Fighting White Supremacy: From Charlottesville to Capitol Hill
March 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Three years ago, white supremacists meticulously planned and carried out a violent attack on Charlottesville that resulted in dozens of injuries and the death of Heather Heyer. Fast forward three-and-a-half years: with far-right extremists even more emboldened by years of disinformation, conspiracies, and hate, we witnessed an unprecedented attack on Congress by violent insurrectionists intent on disrupting our peaceful transition of power and harming our nation’s leaders.
Join Integrity First for America Executive Director, Amy Spitalnick, Lead Attorney, Robbie Kaplan, and moderator, Rabbi Michael Adam Latz for a pressing and critical conversation hosted by Shir Tikvah Congregation. They’ll explore the path from Charlottesville to the Capitol; how this movement of violent white supremacists and other far-right extremists has grown; and, most importantly, how we bring these individuals and hate groups to account, starting with IFA’ s landmark Charlottesville lawsuit, Sines v. Kessler, which takes on the leaders of this violent movement and heads to trial this year. We will be joined by Reverend Jia Starr Brown for opening remarks and Pastor DeWayne Davis for closing remarks.
Co-sponsored by: Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice and Social Transformation — The Table Mpls — St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community — TC Jewfolk — First Covenant Church — Muslim American Society of Minnesota — Jewish Community Action — JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas) — White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, Social Action Committee — Mount Zion Temple — Macalester Center for Religious and Spiritual Life