Theo Wilson

Theo Wilson, an award-winning poet and activist, will discuss what he learned going undercover in the Alt-Right, his experience as a police brutality survivor, and what it looks like to embrace our history and move forward. His journey has been chronicled on the TED Radio Hour NPR and Washington Post, among others. Wilson will also conduct a slam poetry workshop as part of Inauguration Week events. 
Theo Wilson’s experiences and insight are crucial in addressing the growing issue of hate propaganda on campus. 
Featured on Buzzfeed, CNN, MSNBC, and countless media outlets, Theo Wilson decided to create a fake online persona so he could better understand white supremacist trolls. He spent months inside the echo chamber learning about why racism flourishes online. His Ted Talk on the Infiltrating the Alt Right now has over 8 million views. 
Through lecture, poetry and interactive discussion, Theo addresses the ‘how’ and more importantly the ‘why’ college campuses have been targeted with hate propaganda. 

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