The January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob seeking to stop Congress from certifying the results of the November election underscored how our democracy is flawed and fragile. While the attack was unsuccessful in stopping the government from performing its constitutional duty, the detrimental effects of the spread of disinformation and the rise of extremist domestic groups continue to threaten the long term stability of our national security and our democracy.
To help us understand the undercurrents, identities, and passions that motivated the mob—and that still exist even though the mob is dispersed—Dr. Aaron Simmons will engage in a conversation with Derek Black, who grew up at the epicenter of white nationalism. Three Furman students will also share their perspectives on the attack. Derek’s experiences give him keen insight into the role of white nationalism in the attacks on the Capitol, what the future may hold for the white nationalist movement, and how important it is for all of us to guard against complacency in the coming months and years. Click here to learn more and register: furman.edu/derek-black