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Fighting for Peace:Countering Hate, Violence and Extremism - Evening Event

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Kornhauser Health Science Library and Auditorium

500 South Preston Street

Louisville, KY 40292

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Come see what a former recruiter for al-Qaeda, a former white nationalist and persecuted Muslim minority group in China have in common.

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Fighting for Peace: Countering Hate, Violence and Extremism will hold a panel discussion to learn about the threats of violent extremism and how we can respond. We will discuss what draws people to violent extremism and how to help people escape violent extremism. Rushan Abbas will tell us about the Uyghur people of western China and the effects of being wrongfully incarcerated. Jesse Morton, a former propagandist for al-Qaeda, will share how he found susceptible people and recruited them to al-Qaeda. Tony McAleer, a founder of Life After Hate, will share his journey into and out of White Nationalism. Then reporter Amena Elahi from WFPL will moderate a discussion showing what draws people to violent ideologies and what we can do to help people escape extremist's recruiting efforts.

This event is open to the public and will include a book signing by Tony McAleer of his just released book, "A Cure for Hate: A Former White Supremacists' Journey from Violent Extremism to Radical Compassion"

For more details see the event website at https://library.louisville.edu/Fighting_for_Peace (This site is still under construction and should be revisited as resources and bios become available)

We are recording this event. This conference is being videotaped for simultaneous transmission to UofL's Health Science campus. It is also being recorded for future use. Your participation in discussions or in Q&A with conference guests will be part of this video recording. By participating in these ways, you express your tacit agreement to being videotaped.

TARC serves the downtown UofL Medical Campus and Kornhauser Library/Auditorium. Parking is also available at 620 HSC Garage (620 East Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40202)-garage entrance is located on Clay Street.

Fee Schedule for all University of Louisville pay facilities:

0-60 minutes: $2

61- 120 minutes: $4

121-180 minutes: $5

181-240 minutes: $7

over 240 minutes: $9

Metered parking spots also available in front of the Clinical & Translational Research (CTR) building.

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