Presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s
Jewish Community Relations Council
Merchants of Hate - The Rise of White Supremacy
Discussion with Doron Ezickson, Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic/Midwest Division of the Anti-Defamation League,
and the former mayor of Charlottesville and author, Michael Signer
In partnership with Temple Israel's First Thursday program
The rise of white supremacy has become a central issue in our society, and a threat to our democracy. The Jewish Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is pleased to partner with Temple Israel’s First Thursday program on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Joel Rubin will be speaking with Doron Ezickson, Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic/Midwest Division of the Anti-Defamation League, and Michael Signer, former mayor of Charlottesville and author of Cry Havoc: Charlottesville and American Democracy Under Siege.
The invasion of Charlottesville by white nationalist militias during the weekend of August 11-12, 2017, and the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, mark turning points in our nation’s history. This conversation is an opportunity to understand these events, and how they are part of a wider context. This event is free and open to the entire community. Join us to learn what happened behind the scenes from both a local and national standpoint, the significance of these uprisings, and how we move forward from here.
If you have any questions please contact me, Batya Glazer, Director, JCRC of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater email@example.com.
“Mike Signer had a unique vantage point on one of the inflection points of our time: the white-supremacist rallies and violence in Charlottesville in 2017. In this important new book, he explores where we’ve been, where we are, and—most important—where we should be headed if we can summon our better angels.” —Jon Meacham, author of The Soul of America
“Since the Unite the Right rally, I have tried to understand the events around the murder of my daughter. Cry Havoc is an important narrative of Charlottesville, providing unique insights to help make sense of the senseless, and moving us to a place of hope and courage.” —Susan Bro, cofounder and president, Heather Heyer Foundation
“Mike Signer held the front and center seat during Charlottesville’s darkest moments when our nation’s democracy, values, and rule of law faced the worst of challenges. His brilliant, inspiring, accurate, and timely account is a must-read for every American concerned about the future of democracy, the civility of our discourse, and the harm of extremism.” —Khizr Khan, Gold Star parent
“Charlottesville, Virginia, my hometown, is now an emblem and a microcosm of the tensions and divisions roiling our nation. Mayor Michael Signer found himself in the center of a growing brushfire that culminated in the murderous Unite the Right demonstration in August 2017. Here he tells a difficult, unsparing, but often engrossing story that illuminates just how hard it can be to face our past while also finding a healing and hopeful path forward.” —Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America
“A report from the frontlines of Trump’s America. Polarization, race, politicized memory, violence, and good-willed efforts of citizens and politicians to navigate it all. Mike Signer gives us his on-the-ground view of ‘Charlottesville under siege’ revealing the deep vulnerabilities and promise of American democracy.” —Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University, coauthor of How Democracies Die
“Cry Havoc vividly recounts the disturbing events in Charlottesville and reminds us that the battle to preserve our democratic institutions is an enduring part of our national experience. Essential reading in a time of national peril.” —Robert Dallek, author, of An Unfinished Life: JFK, 1917–1963