An On-the-Ground Look at Domestic Extremism

On Tuesday, March 30, the Strauss Center will host Tess Owen, Senior Reporter at VICE News covering extremism, hate crimes, and gun control.  Tess Owen’s virtual talk will explore her reporting on domestic extremist movements. Specifically, she will provide an overview of her experiences, exploring who participates in these groups, various ideologies, and the role of law enforcement. Tess Owen will discuss the impact of legislative efforts (debates around the First and Second Amendment, Section 230 reform, content moderation, and domestic terrorism designations). Lastly, she will provide feedback on key events such as Charlottesville and what policymakers may be missing.

This webinar is part of our Brumley Speaker Series.


Registration is required. Please note you must have a Zoom account and login to Zoom with the same email address you used to register.


Tess Owen is a reporter with VICE News covering extremism, hate crimes, and guns. Since joining VICE in 2015, she has written extensively about white supremacy, the militia movement, and the intersection of extremism and mainstream politics. She is a two-time winner of the Newswomen Award for Investigative Reporting.


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Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

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Policy & Law, Social Justice


LBJ School of Public Affairs

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Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public

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