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The Cost of Hate Symposium, Part 3: Anti-fascism

What is the cost of hatred? Many of us are able to talk about what is good about diversity, and how we need to work toward a fairer, more representative society that offers more equitable access of social goods to all. Despite this commitment, we have experienced multiple expressions of hatred at UT and in the Knoxville community, which have forced us to address hatred as it impacts in our community. During this three-part discussion series, we examine the cost to society of group-focused hatred.

In the final presentation, we focus on anti-fascism. Fascism emerged in Europe in the 1920s and 30s. An authoritarian ideology that explicitly rejected pluralism and democracy, it is often presumed to have died as a political force with the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945. Fascist tendencies, however, never vanished and they have recently been revitalized and, increasingly, normalized.

UT faculty experts Monica Black, Jon Shefner, and Helene Sinnreich, join David Hayes, City Council Movement member, to help sort out what fascism was historically, what it looks like now, and how to combat it.

We hope you will join us for the final panel discussion in our series addressing the cost to society of group-focused hatred. The event is open to the public and members of the UT community, but registration is required.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Lectures & Presentations


Diversity & Inclusion


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public


College of Arts and Sciences
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Amanda Womac

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