Nativism Watch

There Goes the Neighborhood: April 21, 2017

Imagine2050 Staff • Apr 21, 2017

There Goes the Neighborhood is a weekly series from Imagine 2050 staff highlighting upcoming nativist events.

This week, events in Ohio, Georgia, and Texas.

On Monday, April 24, the local Cleveland ACT for America chapter will host a “national security briefing” by anti-Muslim writer Robert Spencer in Broadview Heights, Ohio. Spencer is the latest in a series of anti-Muslim conspiracy theorists the ACT chapter has courted in recent months. In March, the group hosted Trevor Loudon. John Guandolo addressed the group via Skype in February. Spencer will also speak to the Southwest Ohio ACT chapter in Cincinnati, Ohio on Tuesday, April 25.

Also on Monday, April 24, anti-immigrant activist Phil Kent will speak at a luncheon in Marietta, Georgia sponsored by the Marietta Business Association. Kent is the longtime spokesperson for American for Immigration Control and sits on the board of anti-immigrant group ProEnglish. Kent will introduce the luncheon’s keynote speaker, former U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, who was previously a member of the anti-immigrant House Immigration Reform Caucus.

On finally on Wednesday, April 26, the Bay Area Republican Women will host a meeting in Houston, Texas featuring local ACT for America activist Mike Lockhart. According to the group’s website, Lockhart “will speak about terrorism and Islamization.”

Additional information on these events and others can be found in the map below. A red star indicates events scheduled for next week.

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