Louis Jung started UBC Free Speech Club in 2016. Jarryd Jäger, Noah David-Alter, Erika Acuzar, Rebecca King, Jake Reznik, Cooper Asp and Angelo Isidorou currently run the club. Jordan Schroeder is a former president.
Their ideologies include alt-right/right wing, men’s rights activism, Zionism, transmisogyny, anti-choice, and white supremacy. While some individual members appear to also have some left views, they all participate in promoting fascism. They have hosted such bigots as Jordan Peterson (transmisogynist, transphobic, misogynist white supremacist), Ben Shapiro (anti-choice, Zionist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, white supremacist), and Lauren Southern (white supremacist). They are also associated with the Yellow Vests, an alt-right xenophobic anti-immigration group.
Nicholas Kosovic left FSC to start SFE in 2018. The two groups disagree on the cause of the split, but it appears that SFE members wanted to be anti-Semitic and that was the one form of oppression FSC wouldn’t allow.
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Angelo Isidorou, Jordan Schroeder, Nicholas Kosovic, and Raphael Chang Menoni attended the November 2, 2019 GIDYVR anti-trans event featuring Meghan Murphy at the Pan Pacific.