Taking White Supremacy to Court: The Charlottesville Case
July 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and so many others are the tragic and unsurprising results of a racist and broken system — the same system that fueled Charlottesville, Charleston and the litany of other white supremacist attacks.
Integrity First for America, in partnership with a world-class legal team, is uniquely taking on the neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and hate groups at the center of this violent movement, holding them accountable in federal court for the violence they brought to Charlottesville in 2017.
IFA’s lawsuit — scheduled to go to trial this fall— details how these extremists conspired to orchestrate a weekend of violence, which resulted in Heather Heyer’s death and extensive injuries. It provides a tangible way to take action against extremism that’s poisoning this country and has the potential to bankrupt and dismantle the leaders and hate groups at the center of this movement — which is key, given their disturbing connections to the broader cycle of white supremacist violence.
Taking on, and taking down, these violent extremists is all the more critical as we see them try to exploit recent protests to spread disinformation, hate, fear, and violence.
Join Micki Flowers for a conversation with IFA Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and attorney Michael Bloch for an overview of this landmark case and the fight against white supremacy, anti-Semitism, racism, and other forms of hate.
Integrity First for America (IFA) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to holding those accountable who threaten longstanding principles of our democracy—including our country’s commitment to civil rights and equal justice.
Co-Sponsors: ADL Pacific Northwest, The Church Council of Greater Seattle, Faith Action Network, Gonzaga University, Kadima, Montana Human Rights Network, Temple Beth Am, and Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle