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Media Release: IREHR Condemns White Nationalist Scheduled to Speak at South Carolina Tea Party Convention

12.18.2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2014

IREHR Condemns White Nationalist Scheduled to Speak at South Carolina Tea Party Convention

(Kansas City) The Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR) today expressed concern that a South Carolina white nationalist leader is scheduled to appear alongside members of Congress and prospective presidential candidates at an upcoming Tea Party convention.

South Carolina White Nationalist Roan Garcia-Quintana

White Nationalist Scheduled to Speak at South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention

12.17.2014

A South Carolina white nationalist leader is scheduled to appear alongside Tea Party leaders, members of Congress, and prospective presidential candidates at a Tea Party convention in January, according to new research by the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR).

Roan Garcia-Quintana, a national board member of the white nationalist Council of Conservative Citizens, is scheduled to speak at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention on January 17-19 in Myrtle Beach. In fact, Garcia-Quintana is listed first on the convention’s “Speaker Bios” page, above many more well-known presenters.

IREHR Celebrates Human Rights Day

12.12.2014

On December 10, IREHR joined the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, and Amnesty International in an event celebrating both the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and Human Rights Day.  IREHR’s Devin Burghart, a founding member of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, delivered a keynote address entitled “The More Things Change… Celebrating Twenty Years of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and Looking Ahead to Future Challenges” to a crowd of approximately fifty participants, including many of the other founding members of the task force. The evening was capped off with a moving candlelight remembrance of those lost to human rights abuses.

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