Antisemitism, Identity Politics, and American Identity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives - Panel Discussion with Christina Greer, Tony Michels, and Eric Ward
Part of the Jack Coleman and Lawrence Kanter, MD Lecture Series
Co-sponsored with the the Center for Jewish History
Eric Ward is a long time civil rights strategist and the Executive Director at Western States Center. In 1990, Ward documented his first white nationalist rally, and since then has been working to expose and respond to bigoted violence across the country through empowering community organization. Ward emphasizes that in order to understand the threat posed by the rapidly growing white nationalist movement in the United States today, we must first come to terms with the centrality of antisemitism to white nationalist ideology.
Joining Eric Ward in conversation is Tony Michels, Professor of American Jewish History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Christina Greer, Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. Together these panelists will help connect past to present and continue the process of fighting antisemitism, and bigotry more broadly, in America.