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Posted on: February 7, 2018

The Radical Right and Its Effects on Communities


Seattle freelance journalist and blogger David Neiwert and Everett Daily Herald local news editor Scott North discuss the radical right and its toxic effects on communities in a free event at 2 pm Saturday, March 3 2018 at the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Avenue in Everett.

Neiwert, author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump, and North will discuss the radical right’s rise as they have observed it up close, locally as well as nationally, over the past several decades. Each has covered this movement as reporters since the 1990s and often worked together, right up through the past few years. In addition to profiling the movement, they will focus on its toxic effects on communities, and on finding ways to break down the barriers that create the conditions in which these hate groups and other extremists flourish. They will use lots of local examples as illustrations both of the nature of the problems we face, as well as directions we can take to solve them.

B. David Neiwert is an investigative journalist and author based in Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest correspondent for the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project. He is the author of several books, including And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border (2013, NationBooks, winner of the 2014 International Latino Book Award for Nonfiction), Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us (2015, Overlook), and most recently Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.

Scott North grew up reading The Daily Herald and has worked in the newsroom there since 1987, most recently as local news editor. He's won numerous awards for investigative reporting and stories dealing with criminal justice. An Ochberg fellow with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, North's work is featured in Covering Violence: A Guide to Ethical Reporting About Victims & Trauma, published by Columbia University Press.

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