Think & Drink with Eli Saslow

October 24 at the Alberta Rose Theatre

In recent years, white supremacist organizations that have long been relegated to political margins in the United States have become increasingly bold, staging public demonstrations, flooding social media with racist messaging, and supporting candidates for elected office. How are these movements born, and how do they gain power?

Join us October 24 for a Think & Drink conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Eli Saslow that will help us understand the culture that gave rise to white nationalism and how its  hate-driven ideology has entered the mainstream. Joining him for this conversation is Emily Harris, reporter and producer for the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal public radio show and podcast.

Saslow is a staff writer for the Washington Post and a contributor to ESPN The Magazine.

In his latest book, Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, Saslow explores the story of Derek Black, once a prominent young advocate for white supremacy, who came to question and, eventually, renounce his worldview after concerted efforts by his college classmates to expose him to experiences, history, and science that he had previously ignored.

Think & Drink is an onstage conversation series that explores provocative ideas and fresh perspectives. The 2018–19 series features conversations with renowned writers about questions relating to journalism and justice.

This event takes place Wednesday, October 24 at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., in Portland, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

We invite you to stay after the program for snacks and conversation. Minors are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

General admission tickets for this event are $10. Click here to purchase tickets.

To make sure as many people as possible who want to attend are able to, a small portion of tickets are available at no cost. If you’re able to pay for a ticket, we ask that you do so to help keep this program accessible to all. Click here to reserve no-cost tickets.

The 2018–19 Think & Drink series is made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Cultural Trust, Stoel Rives LLP, Tonkon Torp LLP, Northwest Natural, and the Kinsman Foundation. Our media sponsors for the 2018–19 series are Bridgeliner and Our community partners for this event are the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon and Western States Center.


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