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TRANSFORMING BIGOTRY AND HATE: FROM AWARENESS TO ACTION

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Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

FAU College of Nursing

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431

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Join us for a powerful day of exploring the compelling possibilities of transformation in the face of hate.

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TRANSFORMING BIGOTRY AND HATE: FROM AWARENESS TO ACTION

Law enforcement reports that hate crime incidents in the US have increased 30% since 2015, and identifies more than 1,000 hate groups in the US--75 of those are in Florida alone.

If these statistics concern you, you will want to join us for this all-day conference that will help us understand root causes of hatred and bigotry and explore ways to create positive change.

CONFERENCE AGENDA:

  • 9:00-9:25 a.m.: Registration
  • 9:30- 11:00 am: “Managing Your Prejudices,” an engaging interactive session by Gail Price-Wise, founder and president of the Florida Center for Cultural Competence; she will lead participants in effective processes that will help make us aware of our own implicit biases and how to handle them.
  • 11:00-11:15 a.m.: Break
  • 11:15-12:00 noon: Panel of local faith leaders on becoming aware of hate and bigotry, in their communities and their wider faith traditions, and examples of their response to it. Moderator: Dr. Linda Geller-Schwartz, human rights advocate.
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch and Networking. Box lunch provided to all registered attendees.
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Former White Supremacist Arno Michaelis. Once a leader of a worldwide racist skinhead organization and lead singer of the hate-metal band Centurion, Michaelis is now an educator for Serve 2 Unite, and is the author of the book “Life After Hate.” He will speak from personal experience about what draws people to White Nationalism and bigotry, how we can help prevent it, and how bigotry and hate can be transformed. Q & A following his address.
  • 2:00-2:15 p.m.: move to breakout rooms
  • 2:15-3:10 pm: Workshop groups led by skilled local leaders, where conference participants can share personal knowledge and experiences of bigotry and hate, and work together to create positive actions and responses to it in our community.
  • 3:15-3:40 p.m.: Reports from breakout workshop groups with an action statement from each group.
  • 3:40-3:55 p.m.: Arno Michaelis will summarize workshop recommendations and conclude the Conference with a “call to action.”
  • 3:55-4:00 p.m.: Closing remarks.

REGISTRATION: Please register each person in your group individually, due to Eventbrite limitations. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Early Bird registration fee through December 15 is only $20 and includes a box lunch.
  • Regular registration fee after that date through January 28, 2020 is $25.00, including a box lunch;
  • FAU students with I.D. will be admitted free and receive a box lunch with advance registration.
  • Please register before January 28, 2020.
  • For additional information please call: 561-289-4621 or 561-251-5336.

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DRIVING AND PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

• To reach FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing from I-95: take Exit 45 EAST on Glades Road and make the 3rd LEFT turn into FAU, at 13th Street on to East University Drive.

• Go ½ mile to the light at 20th Street and turn LEFT.

• 20th Street dead-ends into Palm Beach Plaza: The Medical School is on the right, the Administration Building is straight ahead and the College of Nursing is at the left end of the grassy plaza.

• As you come to the Palm Beach Plaza intersection, Parking Lot #1 is on your left, across the median strip. You can either make an immediate LEFT curve back onto 20th Street to access the parking lot, which will be on your right--or you can circle RIGHT around the plaza in front of the College of Nursing and then head back east on 20th Street to enter the parking lot, on your right.

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Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

FAU College of Nursing

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431

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