Right wing activist who spearheaded campaign to oust Harvard’s Claudine Gay is speaking at CU Boulder today

Luke Ryan / KGNU , Chris Rufo, a far-right activist is speaking on Jan. 17, 2024 at 5:30 PM at University of Colorado Boulder’s Benson Center

Chris Rufo, a far-right activist and journalist is speaking today at University of Colorado Boulder’s Bruce D. Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization.

The Benson Center has a history of bringing far-right figures to campus. In 2020 the Center hired John Eastman who was later accused of conspiring with Former American President Donald Trump to plan the January 6th attack on the US Capitol while working at the Benson Center.

Chris Rufo made national headlines this month for spearheading the campaign to unseat Harvard’s first Black President, Claudine Gay. Many credit Rufo for crafting the GOP campaign against “critical race theory.” Rufo has been linked to self-proclaimed eugenicists and promoting research that supports ideas of scientific racism.

Henry Larson, the Special Investigations Editor for the Bold and CU Independent who’ll be covering the event, talks with us about Rufo and what to expect for tonight.

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Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.

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