Nativism Watch

There Goes the Neighborhood: January 20, 2017

Imagine2050 Staff • Jan 20, 2017

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

This week, an anti-Muslim group meets in Tennessee while several prominent nativist spokespeople are featured at a three-day conference in Missouri.

On Thursday, January 26, the local chapter of anti-Muslim grassroots group ACT for America will host a meeting in Farragut, Tennessee. John Anthony, founder of the conspiracy-minded New Jersey-based Sustainable Freedom Lab, will speak at the ACT meeting. According to an event announcement published online, Anthony will discuss federal housing policy and how it may change under a new president. Anthony is a self-described “expert on globalist impacts on local affairs” and also trades in other conspiracy theories propagated by far-right and anti-Muslim activists.

Also on Thursday, January 26, multiple figures from the anti-Muslim movement will speak at the Constitutional Coalition’s 28th annual Educational Policy Conference in Frontenac, Missouri. Far-right figures Sheriff David Clarke and former U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) will be keynote speakers at the conference. Anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant activists including Frank Gaffney, William G. “Jerry” Boykin, and Jesse Lee Peterson are also among the over 20 other speakers at the conference.

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

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