SCC, Holocaust Museum presents talk on extremism, social media

Scottsdale Community College’s Honors Program and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum are presenting a talk on how new technology is being used by extremists to spread hate messages and recruit disenfranchised audiences to their violent movements.

Dr. Steven Luckert, a senior program curator at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, will give two back-to-back talks covering similar ground Thursday, Sept. 22 in SCC’s Turquoise Room. SCC is located at 9000 E. Chaparral Road in Scottsdale.

The event is free to attend and open to the public, according to a press release.

The talk, titled “Fueling Extremism in a Wired World,” will offer Dr. Luckert’s thoughts on how societies can counter hateful messages and mitigate deadly agendas.

As curator of the permanent exhibition at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Dr. Luckert also is an expert in digital learning and new media.

The first talk will run from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. followed by another from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

For more information, contact the Museum’s Western Regional Office at western@ushmm.org.

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