John J. Hemmingson Center
Speaker Series

Leading Against Hate

Join nationally recognized experts as they address racism, radicalization and the role every citizen can play to strengthen our communities against fringe forces of extremism.

Featured Speakers

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Countering White Nationalism

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023 | 4-5:30 p.m.
Kate Bitz of the Western States Center will lead a presentation and discussion centering on recent white nationalist vandalism on Gonzaga University’s campus and the broader context of organized bigotry and structural anti-Indigeneity.

Gina Ligon, the director of the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology and Education Center (NCITE)

Protect Our Home

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 | 3–4:30 p.m.
Gina Ligon, the director of the national counterterrorism agency NCITE, will speak about resilience and how every community member can recognize, understand and stand up to fringe, hateful beliefs.

Dr. Leland Harper and Dr. Jennifer Kling

The Language of American Racism

Thursday, Feb. 16 | 3-4:30 p.m.
Philosophers and coauthors Leland Harper and Jennifer Kling will share how expanding our racial vocabulary is crucial for the attainment of justice equally enjoyed by all.