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'Alt-Right and Legacy of Racism' focus of (Lunch) Box talk

Wednesday, February 07, 2018,

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  • Location: Nashville Public Library • 615 Church Street • Nashville, TN 37219

  Sophie Bjork-James, who studies contemporary white supremacist groups, will speak at the Nashville Public Library (main library).

The program, "Alt-Right and the Legacy of Racism in the United States," is part of the Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flavor series. It was founded by David Wood. W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and professor of European studies at Vanderbilt.

Bjork-James is an assistant professor of the practice of anthropology at Vanderbilt. She said that the Alternative Right, often called the alt-right, is an attempt to rebrand the racist right as a legitimate part of the political spectrum.

Wood will host the conversation, which is open to the public. A limited number of lunches will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11:30 a.m. Bjork-James will speak from noon to 1 p.m. A $5 donation to help defray expenses is deeply appreciated.

The series is sponsored by Friends of the Nashville Public Library, with additional funding provided by the Kendall Berry Charitable Trust.