The Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) and other white supremacist groups are attempting to set up camp in Knoxville. The following is a call to mobilize against them.
On February 17th, white supremacist leader Matthew Heimbach plans to launch a lecture series on the University of Tennessee main campus in Knoxville, TN, along with “a weekend of activism and fellowship.”
— The Holler Network (@HollerNetwork) February 9, 2018
Heimbach’s followers and allies are known to lash out with sudden violence against people who oppose racism and to collude with police to identify and target anti-racist protesters. They have been active in posting racist messaging across UT campuses and making their presence felt.
Now is the time to show them that there will be no easy way to organize in our town.
All anti-fascists, anti-racists, anti-capitalists, and anarchists must band together to stop them now.
Last night, just hours after the UT campus held a vigil at the Rock and hundreds of people added their handprints in solidarity against TWP and their hate, the nazis painted over the Rock with their propaganda. Once again there are nazi symbols on campus.https://t.co/3uv9SYMF7e pic.twitter.com/3WedD1grLM
— Anti Racist Action (@NashvilleARA) February 10, 2018
Come show your support.
On February 17th, come support anti-racist student organizers with banners, signs, noise, and protection.
Organize your affinity groups and join protesters around Buehler Hall, from noon onward.
Knoxville Radical Alliance / @knoxradical
— Knoxville Radical Alliance (@knoxradical) February 12, 2018
*Share this Facebook event page with friends.
*Share this image on Instagram, Facebook, and across social media. Use the hashtag, #NoNazisInKnox
*Encourage as many people as possible to come. Text friends, promote online, and call people in the area that can come out.
*Check out this essay about Matthew Heimbach, which serves as a good introduction to new people that are unfamiliar.