How Antisemitism Shapes White Nationalism
370 Dwinelle Hall
Eric Ward, Executive Vice President of Race Forward
Civil rights strategist Erik K. Ward will speak on why antisemitism forms the theoretical core of White nationalism. In his work, Ward argues that we must come to terms with the centrality of antisemitism to White nationalist ideology so that we can identify the fuel that White nationalist ideology uses to power its anti-Black racism, contempt of people of color, and its xenophobia.
Eric K. Ward, a nationally-recognized expert on the relationship between authoritarian movements, hate violence, and preserving inclusive democracy, is the recipient of the 2021 Civil Courage Prize – the first American in the award’s 21-year history. In his 30+ year civil rights career, Eric has worked with community groups, government and business leaders, human rights advocates, and philanthropy as an organizer, director, program officer, consultant, and board member. Eric’s widely quoted writings and speeches are credited with key narrative shifts. He currently serves as Executive Vice President of Race Forward, a member of the President’s Leadership Council for the Search for Common Good, Chair of The Proteus Fund, and Advisor to the Bridge Entertainment Labs.
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Sponsored by the Antisemitism Education Initiative of the Center for Jewish Studies and cosponsored by the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Berkeley Hillel, Department of Ethnic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Jewish Students at Berkeley Law, Othering and Belonging Institute, Social Science Matrix, and Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, Berkeley Law.