Roots of White Nationalism and the Alt-Right

Sat. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hosted by: Black Lives Matter Charlottesville, Indivisible Charlottesville, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, the UVA Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation, and UVA Students United


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Kathleen Belew (Bring the War Home), Nancy MacLean (Democracy in Chains), Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (How We Get Free), and Vegas Tenold (Everything You Love Will Burn) discuss the root causes and champions of the alt-right, and the wide-ranging impacts of the movement on American social equality and democracy. Jamelle Bouie moderates.

Why should you attend?

The events of August 12th in Charlottesville left many surprised about the extent of racism in America today.

Bring the War Home is a tour de force. An utterly engrossing and piercingly argued history that tracks how the seismic aftershocks of the Vietnam War gave rise to a white power movement whose toxic admixture of violent bigotry, anti-governmental hostility and racial terrorism helped set the stage for Waco, the Oklahoma City bombing and, yes, the presidency of Donald Trump.”—Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

“For those who think the Tea Party, Freedom Caucus, and the alt-right are recent constructs, MacLean provides an extensive history lesson that traces the genesis of the right wing back to post-WWII doctrines… A worthy companion to Jane Mayer’s Dark Money, MacLean’s intense and extensive examination of the right-wing’s rise to power is perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government.”—Booklist

“Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor has emerged as the most sophisticated and courageous radical intellectual of her generation.”―Dr. Cornel West

“A penetrating portrait of the men and women who are trying to instill fear and terror in our community. Vegas Tenold has done a great service by exposing their toxic ideologies in this must-read book.”―Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning