The Leif Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series of Temple Beth-El, in partnership with Allendale United Methodist Church, presents a Social Justice Shabbat
Investigative Journalist, Scholar & Author Chip Berlet on
“White Nationalism, Anti-Semitism and Neo-Fascism: Threats to US Democracy”
Friday, Nov 17 @ 7:00 PM Shabbat service; 7:45 PM lecture and Q/A
About our speaker:
Chip Berlet is a progressive activist, journalist and scholar who has spent over thirty years studying bigoted right-wing movements. He is a co-author of the entry on Neo-Nazism in the current Encyclopedia Judaica and contributed a chapter on Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories to the book The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-year Retrospective on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. In 2000, he co-authored the book Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort, which received a Gustavus Myers Center Award for outstanding scholarship on the subject of human rights and intolerance. Berlet has authored numerous peer review articles and book chapters on White Nationalism and Neo-fascism.
Cosponsors: League of Women Voters St Pete, University of South Florida St Pete, Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater.
The evening is free and open to the public; dessert reception to follow lecture.
The Leif Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series is sponsored by Karen Lieberman & Bruce Nissen to honor their son Leif (May 21, 1980 – November 19, 2008) of blessed memory. Leif was dedicated to social justice issues and his family chooses to honor him through these lectures. The series is supported by the Temple Beth-El Social Action Committee.