Throughout the day, you’ll hear from nonprofits, political organizations, and politicians all dedicated to the common cause of fighting back against the far right. Speakers will cover several topics throughout the day, including:
The alt-right is using social media to infect the political debate and grow their membership, and it's clear that we cannot simply rely on the social media platforms to police them. With the existence of bots and the difficulty in banning bigots, how do we stop the spread of the alt-right online?
Cristina López G. (Media Matters), Becca Lewis (Data & Society), Madihha Ahussain (Muslim Advocates) and Ellie Langford (NARAL). Moderated by Melissa Ryan (Ctrl Alt-Right Delete)
The alt-right has shifted their tactics since the violence in Charlottesville, and it's crucial that we keep up. Panelists will discuss how members of the alt-right have grown their influence and what we should expect from them next.
Ryan Lenz (SPLC), Angelo Carusone (Media Matters), Madihha Ahussain (Muslim Advocates), Brandi Collins (ColorOfChange). Moderated by Joe Mullhall (HOPE not hate)
In the age of Donald Trump, it's clear that the alt-right and alt-light is influencing the Republican Party. Is the radical fringe officially taking over the GOP? What can we all do—regardless of political party—to stop them?
Michelle Goldberg (New York Times), Rob Flaherty (Priorities USA), Jessica Post (DLCC), Lauren Brainerd (2017 Virginia Coordinated Campaign Director). Moderated by Matthew McGregor (HOPE not hate)
Whether in Charlottesville or the White House, the fringe right isn’t on the fringes any longer. But who are the alt right, the American First right and the white supremacist right, how did they become so influential, and what needs to be done to fight back against them?
This conference will bring together activists, researchers, and politicians to share learnings, strategize and plan the fightback against hate in the era of Trump.
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