“After the 2016 election the nation, including Wisconsin, have seen a rise in public activity by the extreme right-wing of American politics, including White supremacists and the so-called ‘alt-right.’ In response, Antifascist groups have also come into the streets,” said Chuck Ogg of the Rock County Progressives. “Therefore we are excited to have Stanislav ‘Stas’ Vysotsky speak on ‘Contemporary hate groups in WI and their Antifascist Opposition.’ Stas is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. He has been keeping tabs on white supremacist groups, as well as their ‘antifa’ counterparts, for years, documenting ‘not so much the birth of a movement but one that’s starting to come up from the underground.’

“This event will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at the Basics Cooperative Natural Foods Store in Janesville. This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics. The speaker will begin at 6:30 PM, doors will open at 6 PM. This event is free and open to the public.”

Contact information: RockCountyProgressives.com or RockCountyProgressives@gmail.com

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