A webinar hosted by the Catholic Racial Justice Collaborative, Pax Christi USA, and the Institute for Peace and Justice
Watch the video from this webinar below:
All are invited to join this special event, “Exploring White Nationalism,” Saturday, November 19, 10 am until 12 pm, Central Standard Time.
Rev. Joseph A. Brown, SJ, Ph.D. will lead the discussion. A priest, educator, scholar, artist and “drum major for justice,” Fr. Brown received his Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. He is currently a professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Fr. Brown has also taught at the University of Virginia, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Creighton University. He frequently speaks and writes about African American literature, culture, and religious life.
White nationalism is a dangerous ideology that has seen an exponential rise in prevalence across the United States since 2017. The threat of white nationalism gained new attention after the insurrection on January 6, 2021, where many members of the mob attacking the US Capitol displayed white nationalist symbols and slogans.
Other recent attacks motivated by white nationalist ideology include the shootings in a Walmart in El Paso; in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand; in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh; and in the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. White nationalist violence is not a new phenomenon, even if it is taking on new forms. In the United States, the 1979 Greensboro shootings, various attacks committed in the 1980s by “the Order,” and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, were all motivated by the white nationalist ideology.
Increasingly, white nationalists are targeting young people for recruitment online, and white nationalism has been linked to bullying, threats, and violence in schools. For these reasons, it is critical that we all understand what white nationalism is, why it is harmful and what we can do in opposition to it.
This Zoom event on November 19 is free and open to the public. To register, use this link or scan this QR code:
Visit the CRJC website at www.catholicracialjusticestl.org.
Photo from the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA by Susan Melkisethian, used courtesy of the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) license