Feb 26, 2012 - StaffHeidi Beirich, who leads one of the most highly regarded non-governmental operations monitoring hate groups and extremism in the world, will speak at Central Wyoming College on Monday, Feb. 27.
Beirich is the director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, which the National Review calls "one of the most respected anti-terror organizations in the world."
She will speak at 7 p.m. in the CWC Little Theatre.
Sponsored by the CWC Diversity Committee, the subject of the Beirich lecture is "Rising Tide of Intolerance in America." The presentation is free and open to the public.
Beirich oversees the production of SPLC's award-winning quarterly investigative journal, Intelligence Report, its Hatewatch blog and its annual hate group list.
During her residency at CWC, Beirich is speaking to a number of classes.
An expert on white nationalism, nativism and the racist neo-Confederate movement, Beirich acts as a key SPLC spokeswoman for issues involving extremism.
She has appeared on numerous television news programs and is regularly quoted by journalists and scholars in both the United States and abroad.
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