Charleston. Kentucky Kroger. Pittsburgh. According to the F.B.I., in 2017, hate crimes, motivated by bias against a “race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender or gender identity” have increased by nearly 20 percent in the United States. How can we explain these trends? What causes individuals to act in such hateful ways?
Please join us on Tuesday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. in Rose Hills Theatre to struggle with these questions in a discussion led by former KKK leader, T.M. Garret. In his youth, Garret was involved in – and started – a number of white supremacist and KKK-affiliated groups in Germany, where he was born and raised. In 2002, Garret left the white supremacist movement, relocated to the U.S., and founded C.H.A.N.G.E, a Memphis-based non-profit organization that engages in community outreach programs, food drives, seminars, anti-racism and anti-violence campaigns. Today, in addition to running C.H.A.N.G.E, Garret helps young people leave extremist movements and speaks to students about his journey from hate to compassion.
Through his personal narrative, Garret will talk about the larger themes of white supremacy and how we can work towards combating hate in our own communities.
We would love to hear your voice; please submit any questions here.
Event Co-Sponsors: CARE Center, The Chaplains, Chicano Latino Student Affairs, Hillel, The Mgrublian Center for Human Rights, Mixed Identity Exchange, and Simon Wiesenthal Center.
- Pomona College
- Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center
- 170 E. Sixth Street