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Challenges to Democracy from the Extremes

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 5/16/2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
 Join us for a FRANK Talk on the rise of extremist ideology and its relationship to the core of our democratic principles. This month's scholar will be Dr. Albrecht Classen (Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona).

"The recent death of a demonstrator in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the ongoing tension between political parties, highlights the danger of ideological extremism in the U.S. What is Neo-National-Socialism? How do we address ideological extremes within the framework of our Constitution and the First Amendment? Cultural clashes spurred by divergent views and values are not new to our national history. What have we learned from the past? How can we apply these lessons? Who is “the far right?” What is Neo- Nazi ideology? How does a democratic nation balance free speech against national security?"

FRANK Talks are engaging conversations on issues of local and national importance, led by a humanities scholar/expert on the topic. These conversations provide the opportunity to put these issues in context, weigh facts, and consider different points of view. The goal of FRANK Talks is to inspire people to practice the skills of citizenship – to listen respectfully and engage thoughtfully with one another on matters that affect our communities. This program is produced in partnership with Arizona Humanities and the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records. Registration is required.

Library: North Valley Regional    Library location
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Lana Tupponce Real
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee MUST Give 24 HOUR Cancellation Notice to Allow Others on the Waiting List to Attend.