Nativism Watch

There Goes the Neighborhood: July 29, 2016


Imagine2050 Staff • Jul 29, 2016

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

This week, white nationalists gather in Tennessee and prominent anti-Muslim activists speak in western states.

On the morning of Saturday, July 30, the white nationalist Traditionalist Youth Network (TYN) will hold a “unity gathering” in Ocoee, Tennessee. Later, Attendees will travel to nearby Cleveland, Tennessee for speeches and a visit to a Confederate memorial. Speakers at the event include Matthew Heimbach, the League of the South’s William Flowers, and Matthew Johnson, of the Holocaust-denying publication Barnes Review. Rick Tyler, a candidate for Congress who has been endorsed by the TYN-affiliated Traditionalist Worker Party, will also speak. Tyler made headlines and garnered the TYN endorsement after his campaign advertisements prominently featured the phrase “Make America White Again.”

On Wednesday, August 3, anti-Muslim author Robert Spencer will speak in Los Angeles, California at an event organized by the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Spencer will be discussing his new book, The Complete Infidels Guide to Iran. Spencer’s Jihad Watch blog operates as a project of the Freedom Center. Spencer also spoke at the Center’s “West Coast Retreat” in April.

Finally, on Thursday, August 4, noted anti-Muslim activist and founder of grassroots group ACT for America Brigitte Gabriel will speak in Twin Falls, Idaho. As Imagine 2050 reported this week, Gabriel’s appearance is being organized by We the People Magic Valley, a coalition of far-right groups including the conspiratorial John Birch Society. Additional events in Twin Falls featuring anti-Muslim speakers Pamela Geller and Ann Corcoran were announced for next week, but have subsequently been canceled.

Additional information on these events and others can be found in the map below. The events scheduled for next week are marked with a red star.

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