The Cure for Hate

When Jan 25, 2024
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Ekstrom Library's Chao Auditorium
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Contact Phone 852-3406
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The Cure for Hate: Bearing Witness to Auschwitz (2023) - IMDbTo mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the film, “The Cure for Hate” with Q&A by producer/directer Tony McAleer, will be featured.

Tony McAleer is a former Skinhead and Holocaust denier who went on to become a founding member of the anti-hate activist group Life After Hate.

Profoundly aware and deeply ashamed of the lineage of hate he'd once promoted, Tony had long-contemplated traveling to Auschwitz in the spirit of tshuvah - to bear witness to the inconceivable ravages of the Holocaust, and deepen his personal work against the rise of extremist politics.

This film documents his profoundly personal journey of atonement to Auschwitz/Birkenau - exploring the conditions that allowed for the rise of fascism in 1930s Europe; shedding a unique light upon how men get into, and out of, violent extremist groups; and serving as a cautionary tale for our time that underscores the dangers in allowing hate to be left unchecked.

Join us for a hope-filled exploration of the social side of sustainability which demands love, mutual respect and equity for all people. For more information, contact , ..