In 2017, white supremacists meticulously planned and carried out a violent attack on Charlottesville that resulted in dozens of injuries and the death of Heather Heyer. Nearly four years later, far-right extremists are even more emboldened by years of disinformation, conspiracies, and hate — made clear by the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the shootings targeting the Asian American community in Georgia, and record level hate crimes and domestic terror. Integrity First for America is fighting back with its landmark Charlottesville lawsuit.
As we mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, join Integrity First for America Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and Professor Taneisha N. Means of Vassar College for a critical conversation hosted by Beacon Hebrew Alliance. Together they will explore the path from Charlottesville to the Capitol and beyond, and discuss how we hold these violent extremists accountable — starting with IFA’s Charlottesville lawsuit, Sines v. Kessler, which takes on the leaders of this violent movement and heads to trial this fall.
We will be joined by acclaimed singer-songwriter Dar Williams for a performance to kick off the evening and Beacon 4 Black Lives organizer Justice McCray.
Co-sponsored by: the City of Beacon Human Relations Commission — Beacon Prison Action — First Presbyterian Church, Beacon — The Resnick Institute at SUNY New Paltz — St Andrew and St. Luke Episcopal Church, Beacon — Vassar Temple, Poughkeepsie — Beacon 4 Black Lives — Jewish Federation of Dutchess County — Melanin Unchained, Newburgh — Next Step Hudson Valley, Newburgh — Vassar Jewish Students Union — Newburgh Jewish Community Center — Orange County Human Rights Commission — Dutchess County Human Rights Commission — NAACP Newburgh/Highland Falls Branch — Celebrate845