Fri, Jan 20|
White Hot Hate with Dick Lehr
Dick Lehr will discuss his new book, set in Kansas in 2016, where a small group of far-right nationalists plotted to bomb Somali refugees in Garden City, Kansas. Through this story, he will discuss how far right media, Facebook and the internet created an echo chamber.
Time & Location
Jan 20, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Belmont, 404 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
About The Event
Through this story, he will discuss how far right media, Facebook and the internet created an echo chamber that served to inspire the bomb plotters with paranoid rage and misinformation.
The book is titled: WHITE HOT HATE: A True Story of Domestic Terrorism in America’s Heartland.”
First Church member Dick Lehr, is a professor of journalism at Boston University, and the author of seven award-winning works of nonfiction and fiction. For more information https://www.dicklehr.com/
Books will be available for purchase.
Masks are encouraged.