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Walls and Bridges: Extremism
Date Tuesday April 10
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorKQED
Location Details
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Last August, white nationalist and far right demonstrators gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, for a "Unite the Right" rally. The gathering resulted in violent clashes with counter-protesters and the death of a 32-year-old woman. For many, the incident highlighted a resurfacing of American extremism, a growing empowerment of fringe viewpoints and hateful speech. It's a trend that experts have taken note of in recent years, with far-right and white supremacist groups using college campuses as recruitment centers and political candidates using increasingly divisive rhetoric on the campaign trail.

In this special conversation presented by KQED, a panel of experts will dig into the roots of this cultural and political shift and tackle those uncomfortable questions of racism, polarization and hateful speech. We'll explore what's led to the rise of extremism in the U.S., whether we've seen anything like it before, and how the country can move forward from a period of such intense division.

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THE problem - people block it from their minds - and mouthsNorma J F HarrisonSunday Apr 8th, 2018 1:44 AM
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