On February 24th, 2021, IFA's Amy Spitalnick and moderator State Representative Felicia Brabec joined in a critical conversation on the rise of violent white supremacy—hosted by the JCRC of Ann Arbor, Temple Beth Emeth, a broad coalition of supporting Ann Arbor sponsors. They explored the path from Charlottesville to the Capitol and how we bring these individuals and hate groups to account, starting with our landmark Charlottesville lawsuit heading to trial this year.

With far-right extremism hitting so close to home for the Michigan community in recent months, we were honored to be joined by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney Eli Savit; and clergy leaders Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mahmudi, Reverend Stacey Simpson Duke, Pastor Mashod Evans, and Rabbi Josh Whinston who closed the program with powerful words of hope and inspiration.

Thank you to our co-sponsors: Bethel AME Church, First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor, The Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor

10,000 Voices for Charlottesville

Our lawsuit against the Nazis and white supremacists who attacked Charlottesville is headed to trial — and our plaintiffs need to know we have their backs.