Scot Nakagawa

Senior Parter

Scot Nakagawa has been a service provider, community organizer, political campaign strategist, philanthropic advisor, foundation executive, and public policy advocate for nearly 40 years. He is a senior partner at ChangeLab, a grassroots organization exploring how demographic change affects racial politics in the United States, with a focus on Asian-American identity. Previously, he worked as field director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, associate director of the Western Prison Project, and interim executive director of the Social Justice Fund Northwest, among other posts. Scot is also a past New World Foundation/Alston-Bannerman Fellow, and is the recipient of the 2017 Association of Asian American Studies Community Leader Award and the 2018 Soros Equity Fellowship.

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

A Movement Is Rising and It’s Not Ours: White Nationalism from Charlottesville to the White House

Once contained, the racist fringe subculture is morphing into a mass movement that has support from nearly one-third of Americans. The white nationalist movement and its “alt-right” coalition is shaping public narrative on national policies, endangering community cohesion, and limiting the rights of people of color, immigrants, refugees, and other marginalized communities. White nationalism has changed the game, jeopardizing 50 years of equity gains and the vision of an inclusive democracy. Join us to explore the history, strategies and personalities of this movement, examine its impact on American public opinion, and take with you resources and tools for learning more.

Speakers: Eric Ward, Scot Nakagawa