White Supremacy in 2021: Putting Violent Extremists on Trial

Tuesday, May 25th — 7:00 pm ET 

In 2017, white supremacists meticulously 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, a member of the IFA legal team, and a coalition of Portland leaders for a critical conversation hosted by the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine. Together, they 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.

We will be joined by Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, Portland City Councilor Pious Ali, and Reverend Kenneth Lewis will join us to offer their insight into this important conversation.


Co-sponsored by: Center for Small Town Jewish Life — Green Memorial A.M.E Zion Church — Hope Gateway Church —  Hope Acts  — Immigrant Legal Aid Project Life — Maine Jewish Museum  — Maine Council of Churches —  Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition — National Council of Jewish Women — Portland Empowered — Temple Beth El Portland — Temple Beth El Augusta  — Welcoming the Stranger