Event Title

The Recent Surge of Right-Wing Extremism in the United States

Location

Library 2025

Event Type

Presentation

Start Date

9-5-2022 7:25 PM

End Date

9-5-2022 8:20 PM

Description

Right-wing extremist groups have always existed in the shadows, but now they are growing in notoriety in mainstream America. Right-wing extremism has become more normalized than ever before due to the inaction by the government, Donald Trump’s presidency, the accessibility of social media, and the COVID-19 outbreak. January 6th was a wake-up call for the dangers that right-wing extremist groups pose in our country. The fact that so many people, even in government, have not condemned the actions of these groups is a fearful reminder that our democracy is in danger as long as these groups are allowed to exist.

Faculty Sponsor: Maureen Heffern Ponicki

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May 9th, 7:25 PM May 9th, 8:20 PM

The Recent Surge of Right-Wing Extremism in the United States

Library 2025

Right-wing extremist groups have always existed in the shadows, but now they are growing in notoriety in mainstream America. Right-wing extremism has become more normalized than ever before due to the inaction by the government, Donald Trump’s presidency, the accessibility of social media, and the COVID-19 outbreak. January 6th was a wake-up call for the dangers that right-wing extremist groups pose in our country. The fact that so many people, even in government, have not condemned the actions of these groups is a fearful reminder that our democracy is in danger as long as these groups are allowed to exist.

Faculty Sponsor: Maureen Heffern Ponicki