In the 1980s the Twin Cities were a hotbed of Neo-Nazis and racist skinhead gangs, some of which were violent and others which were openly organizing working class white young people to further an agenda of hate and intolerance.
Many folks in Twin Cities communities began organizing a response and eventually drove most of the nazis and racist skinheads out and underground through a multi-decade struggle.
Among the first groups to organize a response were young punks who formed street crews that eventually founded Anti-Racist Action (ARA). ARA chapters quickly spread to other cities and still exists in other states today. Kieran, Molly and Katrina spoke at Macalester College on April 1 about the history of ARA in Minneapolis, copwatching, sexual assault within the movement and the ongoing struggle against overt and covert white supremacy.
The talk is divided into four short sections due to the limitations of technology!