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Queer(y)ing the “Alt-Right” on YouTube

Screening and Q&A with Natalie Wynn, creator of ContraPoints
Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:00-7:30 PM
Auditorium C Angell Hall Map
This is the final event for the Cultural Formations of the "Alt-Right" conference:

Social media have been key to the recent rise of the “alt-right,” and YouTube has spawned entire networks of “alternative influencers” who peddle misogyny, white supremacy, ethno-nationalism, fascism, and populist messages of hate. How do we counter the spread of this movement, both online and in real life?
One YouTuber has devised a particularly compelling format in which to respond to the “alt-right” where it thrives. On her ContraPoints channel, Natalie Wynn has been creating carefully crafted, intricately staged, persona-multiplying video essays in which she takes on everything from “Incels” to “Redpiling,” embraces the social justice warrior moniker and instructs her viewers on “How to recognize a Fascist.”

Join us for a screening of ContraPoints’ “Jordan Peterson” (2018), followed by a videoconference Q&A with Natalie Wynn herself.
Building: Angell Hall
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Discussion, Diversity Equity And Inclusion, Film, Free, Humanities, Inclusion, Multicultural
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of American Culture, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Rackham Graduate School, U-M Office of Research, Department of Film, Television, and Media, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, U-M Office of Research, Department of History, Department of Sociology, Department of Political Science, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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