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Can we talk about Charlottesville and the Rise of Hate in America?

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
CEMEX Auditorium

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Do you want to be a part of a dialogue about the rise of hate in the country? Join us for a documentary film screening of Near Normal Man and panel discussion about the far-right rally that took place in Charlottesville this summer. The rally, attended by white-supremacists and neo-Nazis, was a deadly reminder that hatred has a long history in America. In fact, in recent years the number of hate groups and hate acts have been on the rise. We’re creating space to discuss this trend and how it affects the Stanford community. Submit a question to be asked at the event!

Our panel includes:

Moderator: Dereca Blackmon, is Associate Dean and Director of the Diversity and First-Gen Office at Stanford University and Stanford University alumnus.

Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou is a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Martin Luther King Education and Research Institute.

Ben Stern is a 95-year old Holocaust survivor who from the ages of 17-24, survived 2 ghettos, 9 concentration camps and 2 death marches.

Charlene Stern, daughter of Ben Stern and producer and director of Near Normal Man, a documentary about her father’s life and legacy.

Lily Zheng ’17, is a writer, activist and trans advocate who as an undergraduate campaigned for LGBTQ+ inclusion at Stanford and authored a weekly column on social change and effective activism.

Kevin Grisham, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Research, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism and Associate Professor at California State University, San Bernardino.

Anita Husen, Associate Dean and Director of The Markaz: Resource Center at Stanford University.

Event Sponsor: 
Black House | JSA | SBPA | BIOAims | DAC | SBBO | DGEN Office | QSR | #AgainstHate | BGSA | GradQ | SURPAS | The Markaz | ORL | OPA | CCSRE | ACLU NorCal | VPGE | Hillel