Every month, The Stranger's Night School invites guest speakers to take on our country's most vexing problems. So far this year, we've held events on consent and gun violence. Today, we'll be tackling the disturbing rise of white nationalism and other far-right extremist movements during the Trump era. The event will take place at St. John's Bar and Eatery from 6 to 8 pm.
Emboldened by the president's unabashed nativism, hate groups are airing their message in the public sphere in a way that would have seemed unimaginable just a few years ago. Meanwhile, a debate is brewing over how to best respond to their message. Should we protest Neo-Nazis? What about punching them? Or should we ignore them?
To help us answer this question, we'll be speaking with:
David Neiwert, author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump and a correspondent for the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Dr. Laurie Marhoefer, a UW historian of the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany.
David Lewis, a freelance journalist who snuck into Seattle's white nationalist convention and wrote about his experience for The Stranger.
Duke Aaron, a member of the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club, an affiliate of the Redneck Revolt network, the anti-racist, anti-fascist community defense formation.
I'll be moderating. Don't miss it.