White Nationalism: Why defeating it matters to our fight for justice

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Westport Presbyterian Church

201 Westport Road

Kansas City, MO 64111

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White Nationalism: A central force in American life, but one misunderstood and even less fought by a moral people committed to justice.

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Come learn about organized white nationalist groups and why their movement matters in the fight to advance the democratic rights of all Americans.

The white supremacist origins of the anti-immigrant movement in the far right will be examined. Topics to be covered include racial disparities and the persistence of white advantages, and the white supremacist movement’s theory of “white dispossession,” including the critical role it plays in today’s rising white nationalism. The most significant white nationalist organizations active today will be reviewed. The workshop will conclude with engagement on how respond to the white nationalist movement and the threat it poses to progressive organizing.

  • Forum Presenter: Leonard Zeskind, author of Blood and Politics: The History of White Nationalism from the Margins to the Mainstream, and founder of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR), has for four decades researched, written and trained on organized racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism and bigotry to advance IREHR’s role as a trusted resource to civil and human rights groups. Mr. Zeskind is a MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellow for his work countering organized racism and bigotry as well.

Co-Sponsors: Poor People’s Campaign, Stand Up KC, Westport Presbyterian, MO Rural Crisis Center, Congregation Kol Ami, United We Stand, Jewish Community Relations Bureau l AJC, KC NAACP, AIRR, KC for Refugges, Cherith Brook Catholic Worker, Indivisble KC

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Westport Presbyterian Church

201 Westport Road

Kansas City, MO 64111

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