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Rising Out of Hatred Reading and Discussion

Exclusive livestream discussion: 
Tuesday, April 12, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Join the zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 943 1235 6478
Passcode: 954375

Eli Saslow, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of RISING OUT OF HATRED, will present his experience interviewing Derek Black. Derek is the godson of the former grand wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke. As a teenager, Derek was a prominent leader of the youth White Nationalist movement. However, after his formative college experience, Derek renounced white supremacy. This event will explore the rise of white nationalism and political polarization in contemporary America and point toward overcoming divisions and hatred. It will also underscore ways in which higher education helped Derek renounce white supremacy.

Author Eli Saslow has agreed to an exclusive one-hour virtual session with Minot State. The event will include 5-minute opening remarks by Salsow followed by a moderated question and answer session. Participants at Minot State should read the book Rising Out of Hatred and come prepared with questions. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Dan Conn, associate professor of Teacher Education and director of the Master of Education program, and Dr. Elizabeth Sund from the Office of International Programs and past chair of Humanities North Dakota. The event is free and open to the entire MSU community—students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Get your copy!
To request a copy of the book, MSU staff should contact Michael Linnell, while students and faculty members should contact Libby Claerbout. Quantities are limited and there may be a wait time. Copies of the book are also available to borrow at the Gordon B. Olson Library or for purchase at the Barnes and Nobel campus bookstore, located on the lower level of the Student Center.

Campus Book Talk
The Gordon B. Olson Library will be hosting a book talk a couple of weeks before the livestream event to help unpack the content presented in the book. The book talk will be lead by Dr. Joseph Jastrzembski, Professor of History and coordinator of the Native American studies program on Wednesday, March 30, at 3:00 PM at the Gordon B. Olson Library. 

This livestream event is funded in part by Humanities North Dakota, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.Humanities-ND-Logo.png