Charlottesville: White Supremacy in America

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ullsvik Hall, Velzy Commons North
Charlottesville forum poster

In response to events this summer in Charlottesville, Virginia with neo-nazi and KKK protests followed by the murder of a counter-protester, several faculty and staff in the College of LAE are hosting a "teach-in" event on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 7-9 p.m. in Velzy North, titled "Charlottesville: White Supremacy in America"

The event is open to all students and faculty. The goal of the event is to foster discussion and engagement among students and community members. This will not be a forum of mini-lectures but is intended as a more interactive and open discussion with faculty leading discussion on selected topics.

The discussion facilitators will include:

  • Becky Fernette to give an overview of the events this summer
  • Dr. Frank King to discuss the source of white privilege and supremacy in our contemporary space
  • Dr. David Krugler to discuss a history of the KKK
  • Dr. Pip Gordon to discuss the literary and filmic origins of contemporary white supremacist rhetoric
  • Dr. Rosalyn Broussard to discuss Jim Crow history and experience in the South.

To request disability accommodations or for more information, please contact Becky Fernette, 342-1493 or

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