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AU-OC Presents: Flicks for Thought

Documenting Hate – an Orange County Connection

Saturday, June 15th at 1:45 pm

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room 
15500 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA


Following the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, FRONTLINE and ProPublica documented a new investigation into white supremacist groups in America – in particular, a neo-Nazi group, Atomwaffen Division.

In January 2018, Samuel Woodward was charged in Orange County, California, with killing Blaze Bernstein, an openly gay Jewish college student who went missing earlier in the month while visiting his family. Woodward is an avowed neo-Nazi and a member of the group who had attended Atomwaffen Division events and training camps. According to chat logs subsequently published by ProPublica, one member wrote of the killing "I love this" and another praised Woodward as a "one man gay Jew wrecking crew".

The producer commented that “One thing that surprised me was the hard turn towards anti-Semitism among young people in the current white supremacist movement. In the early days of this white power revival, the movement was animated by a discomfort with immigration and the changing demographics in America and disdain for Muslims. But pretty quickly the movement became immersed in anti-Jewish conspiracy theories, the same sort of twisted lore and logic that had motivated the hardcore racist fringe during the 1980s and 1990s — and for many, many years before that.”

Please join us for this interesting documentary and discussion.

Doors open at 1:15. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis.
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Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room
15500 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA
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