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The Path from Charlottesville to Capitol Hill

03/10/2021 03:41:19 PM


Rabbi Brent Spodek

Thursday, April 8 is Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

While we like to think the horrors of the Nazis are history to be remembered, they are sadly part of our contemporary moment as well. In 2017, American neo-Nazis and other fascists gathered in Charlottesville, VA to “Unite the Right,” chanting “Jews will not replace us,” and murdering Heather Heyer.

On April 8, BHA will be hosting “Fighting White Supremacy From Charlottesville to Capitol Hill," a public conversation with Amy Spitalnick, executive director of Integrity First for America (IFA) and Professor Taneisha N. Means of Vassar College. 

They will 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 fall.

This event is free and open to the public; please click here to register, and please share this information with others who might be interested in not only remembering our victories against fascism in the past, but also preparing for our victories in the future.

With blessings,

Rabbi Brent Spodek

Thu, April 15 2021 3 Iyyar 5781