Fighting for Peace: Countering Hate, Violence and Extremism

When Oct 23, 2019
from 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Where Ekstrom Library's Chao Auditorium, and HSC's Kornhauser Auditorium
Contact Name
Contact Phone 5028527391
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UofL’s Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE) is collaborating with Peace Catalyst International, to educate our communities about extremism. The program will include people who have lived experience inside extremist groups. Peace Catalyst’s goal is to build bridges of trust and understanding between Muslims and Non-Muslims and to advocate for the inclusion of marginalized, foreign-born populations. The goal is to educate and bring awareness in order to counter hate, violence, and extremism.

Space is limited and everyone must register. Anyone can attend either location. But lunch is by reservation only at the location where you plan on viewing the event.

  • Lunch will be served at both locations. A reservation is required for lunch.
  • For non-UofL attendees, you must first register through Eventbrite and bring your ticket/printout, or show digital receipt as proof of registration.
  • For UofL students, faculty, and staff you must first register through Engage here with your ULink username and password, and bring your ID and ticket printout.
  • Deadline to make a reservation for lunch is October 17, 2019.

The schedule includes:
9am-4pm Program at Ekstrom Library's Chao Auditorium (simulcast at HSC in CTR rooms 101 & 102)

  •  Rushan Abbas, an Activist for the Uyghers/Uighers of Western China
  • Jesse Morton, former member of Al-Qaeda, will talk about what attracted him to Al-Qaeda and the path he took to get out                 
  • Tony McAleer, former White Nationalist from Life After Hate
  • Extremist Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Jason Abbott, director of UofL's Asian Center for Democracy
  • Noon lunch with the speakers
  • Community Response Panel:

    UofL Professor of Public Health and Practice, Dr. Monica Wendell
    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Agent. Jake Williams
    Louisville Metro Police Department Chief, Steve Conrad
    Louisville’s Office of Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods, Chief Vincent James
    Moderated by UofL Dr. Sherri Wallace, Department of Political Science

6-9pm Evening Program at Kornhauser Auditorium featuring:

  • Jesse Morton (Al-Qaeda) – Alternatives to Extremism                    
  • Tony McAleer (White Nationalist)  White Extremism – The Path Out   
  • Rushan Abbas (Uyghers/Uighers of Western China)
  • Book signing — The Cure for Hate: A Former White Supremacists Journey From Violent Extremism to Radical Compassion by Tony McAleer

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