The Baltimore Jewish Council, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education present a two-part series discussing both the history and enduring impact of white supremacy within the United States.
Join us as we explore the ways in which white supremacy has targeted the Jewish community and learn about the organizations working to hold white supremacists accountable today.
White Supremacy in 2021: Putting Violent Extremists on Trial
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:30PM Eastern
Speaker: Amy Spitalnick
In 2017, white supremacists planned and carried out a violent attack on Charlottesville that resulted in dozens of injuries and the death of Heather Heyer. Nearly four years later, far-right extremists are even more emboldened by years of disinformation, conspiracies, and hate — made clear by the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the shootings targeting the Asian American community in Georgia, and record level hate crimes and domestic terror. Integrity First for America is fighting back with its landmark Charlottesville lawsuit.
Join Integrity First for America Executive Director Amy Spitalnick for a critical conversation. This program will explore the path from Charlottesville to the Capitol and beyond and how we hold these violent extremists accountable — starting with IFA’s Charlottesville lawsuit, Sines v. Kessler, which takes on the leaders of this violent movement and heads to trial this fall
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About the Speaker:
Amy Spitalnick is the Executive Director of Integrity First for America, the nonpartisan civil rights nonprofit that’s backing the landmark federal lawsuit filed by a coalition of Charlottesville community members against the neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and hate groups responsible for the August 2017 violence.
Amy joins IFA with extensive experience in government, politics, and advocacy, including as Communications Director and Senior Policy Advisor to the New York Attorney General; Communications Advisor and Spokesperson for the New York City Mayor; and Communications Director in the New York State Senate. She has also worked on a number of federal, state, and local campaigns and advocacy organizations.
Amy frequently appears in national media and has been awarded a number of fellowships and honors, including being named a Women in Power Fellow at the 92nd Street Y, a Truman National Security Project Fellow, and a City & State 40 Under 40 Rising Star. Amy graduated from Tufts University.