The Anti-Defamation League, in partnership with NextGen San Diego, cordially invites you to participate in an event that is sure to be an eye-opening and fascinating descent into the skinhead underworld.
Our featured speaker for the evening will be Frank Meeink, who is widely considered to be the inspiration for the film "American History X". Mr. Meeink will take participants through his life story and shed light onto how young people get drawn into white supremacist hate groups, what their culture and beliefs encompass, and how he ultimately dragged himself out of that destructive lifestyle to become the inspiration that he is today.
Additionally, participants will be treated to an insider's briefing on San Diego's White Power movement by retired gang detective Ellen Vest of the San Diego County Sheriffs Department. Detective Vest has decades of experience dealing with San Diego's gangs and especially with its white power hate groups.
To those of you that purchase VIP group tickets, you will have the opportunity to join Mr. Meeink and Detective Vest at a private reception after the presentation.
The Program: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
6:30pm - Doors will open for registration.
Guests will have an hour to enjoy food, drink and good music before the event.
7:30pm - Program will begin.
9:20pm - Program will end. VIP ticket holders will have the chance to join Mr. Meeink and Detective Vest at a private reception in the VIP room.
10:00pm - End of the evening.
Attendees must be over 21 years old as this is an alcohol-serving establishment. All guests will receive one (1) complimentary drink ticket as part of their purchase.
Fine vegetarian cuisine will be included with your purchase as well.
Seating: There are 3 options for seating:
--General admission consists of audience-style seating in the area in front of the stage. Early Bird ticket prices will be $25 until Midnight on Wednesday night, February 11th - prices will then jump to $30.
--Downstairs VIP consists of a private area separate from the main audience with a hightop table that seats four people. Early Bird Downstairs VIP ticket prices will be $100 ($25/person) until Midnight on Wednesday night, February 11th - prices will then jump to $120 ($30/person). Purchase of a table covers all four (4) people and includes the private VIP post-presentation reception with our guests of honor.
--Upstairs VIP consists of a private area on the second floor overlooking the venue that seats six (6) people at a table. Early Bird Upstairs VIP ticket prices will be $250 ($42/person) until Midnight on Wednesday night, February 11th - prices will then jump to $280 ($47/person). Purchase of a table covers all six (6) people and includes the private VIP post-presentation reception with our guests of honor.
* The post-presentation VIP reception will take place in a private room and will include wine and water for those needing to hydrate before the trip home.
For questions or concerns, feel free to email Lbraude@adl.org or Call the ADL office at (858) 565-6896.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.
Sponsor: Anti-Defamation League & NextGen San Diego