White supremacy is an ever-evolving ideology of hate that attempts to blend into mainstream society.
After experiencing neo-Nazi violence first-hand in her hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, Emily Gorcenski began to fight back using her skills in research and data, tracking white supremacist crimes across America and diving into the secret underbellies of many white supremacist organizations. Her research shows that far-right extremism is a much more complicated creature than what the media portrays, and the connections between American and European far-right movements is an alarming threat that needs to be exposed. She'll discuss a new model for understanding white supremacy not as a single ideology or movement, but as an accumulation point of many forms of intersectional hate... and what we need to understand to fight back.
This podcast is a recording of the talk "The New Whit Supremacy in Europe and the US" with Emily Gorcenski, interviewed by Talk Town host Maia Kahlke Lorentzen, that took place on stage at Gammel Strand on August 15th 2021, as part of FLUID Festival.
FLUID Festival is a space that celebrates women, genderqueer and non-binary identities during Copenhagen 2021. The Feminist festival Talk Town and FLUID festival joined forces to host a series of interesting talks during Copenhagen 2021.
About the speaker:
Emily Gorcenski is a data scientist and social justice activist. She moved to Berlin, Germany from Charlottesville, Virginia, where she helped organize anti-fascist demonstrations during the Summer of Hate in 2017. She is a survivor of neo-Nazi terrorism and now uses her technical and media skills to reshape the narrative around hate and extremism.
About the host:
Maia Kahlke Lorentzen is a Copenhagen based tech-activist, write and advisor. As part of the coop Cybernauterne she researches digital culture, online hategrouos, and teaches digital self-defence and cybersecurity. She's been on the organising team of the feminist festival Talk Town for two years.