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We organize a free public forum, generally monthly. Join us to listen and discuss current issues with our knowledgeable speakers.

Wednesday, May 9th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Contemporary Hate

Groups in WI

and the

Antifascist Opposition

 

 

Speaker:

  • Stas Vysotsky.
    • Cap Times article Stas
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    • From The Cap Times:
      "Many people were shocked at the emergence of a white supremacist movement in the wake of Donald Trump’s rise to power. But not Stanislav Vysotsky. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater assistant professor has been keeping tabs on white supremacist groups, as well as their antifa counterparts, for years. “What we’re really seeing is not so much the birth of a movement but one that’s starting to come up from the underground,” he said."
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    • Stanislav “Stas” Vysotsky is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Dr. Vysotsky’s research has focused on the conflict between supremacist groups in contemporary American society and their militant anti-fascist opposition through ethnographic and interview research with anti-fascist activists in order to understand the relationship between threat, space, subculture, and social movement activism. His current research is focused on understanding the process of leaving racist subcultures and the discourses of white supremacist groups in online forums and on social media.

 


Forum Schedule:

6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic)
6:30 PM-7:45 PM, Speaker presentation

 

Forum Location:

Basics CO-OP

 

*Basics CO-OP Natural Foods
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

 

 

 

 

*This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics.

 


For information of past forums see:


"Past Events"

 


This mural is located in Beloit, near 500 Pleasent St., on the side of the old Ironworks building facing the Rock River.
It is a great tribute to the laborers of the 20th century.

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