Image courtesy of J. Robin Hunt | “Handbills of Hate,” a panel discussion regarding the presence of white supremacists on Bainbridge in the early 1990s, as well as current local issues of racial equality, will be held at the Bainbridge Public Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Image courtesy of J. Robin Hunt | “Handbills of Hate,” a panel discussion regarding the presence of white supremacists on Bainbridge in the early 1990s, as well as current local issues of racial equality, will be held at the Bainbridge Public Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.

‘Handbills of Hate’ panel on tap at the library

“Handbills of Hate,” a panel discussion regarding the presence of white supremacists on Bainbridge in the early 1990s, as well as current local issues of racial equality, will be held at the Bainbridge Public Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.

The event, co-sponsored by the library and the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, is free to attend and open to all.

Why did white supremacists target Bainbridge Island in 1991? How did islanders unite to repel them?

Panelists Gina Corpuz, J. Robin Hunt, Karen Vargas and Kathy (Roberts) Joyce will discuss this little known chapter in island history.

The subject is especially important, Hunt said, because some of those new to the island may not know about white supremacists having targeted Bainbridge in 1991 and the island’s united response as well as “many white islanders’ lack of awareness about ongoing racism on the island since that time.”

For more information, visit www.bainbridgehistory.org or call 206-842-2773.

The library is located at 1270 Madison Ave.

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