ADL Paula and Alfred Friedlander Forum featuring Eric Ward

January 12, 2021 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Eric Ward, Western State’s Center Executive Director, is a national expert on the relationship between hate violence and preserving democratic institutions, governance, and inclusive societies. Eric began his civil rights work when the white nationalist movement was engaged in violent paramilitary activity that sought to undermine democratic governance in the Pacific Northwest. As one of a handful of prominent leaders of color working to counter this new manifestation of organized hate, Eric has successfully encouraged some violent neo-Nazi leaders to renounce racism and violence.