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Violence Prevention Network at The Eradicate Hate Global Summit September 2023

Violence Prevention Network was proud to participate in several panels of the Eradicate Hate Global Summit, September 26-29, 2023.

The Eradicate Hate Global Summit is the most comprehensive anti-hate conference in the world. It unites experts and leaders from around the globe, who are dedicated to eradicating all forms of hate-fueled violence.

Violence Prevention Network USA was delighted to be invited to participate and provide insight into our programs as Guest Speakers to several panels. We are pleased to report that several were recorded.

Michèle Leaman, co-founder Violence Prevention Network USA, as speaker at the 2023 Summit Panel, “Upstanders in Action

Past Panels

Judy Korn,
2022 Summit Panel Speaker, “What Can Prison Programs Teach us about Promising Techniques to Combat Violent Extremism”

2022 Summit Panel Speaker, “Building Professional Standards for the Relevant Professions: Lessons Learned from Global Examples”

Michèle Leaman,
2022 Summit Panel Speaker, “Effective Communication With Perpetrators of Violence“


Panel 2.4 Building Professional Standards for the Relevant Professions: Lessons Learned from Global Examples

This panel will highlight lessons learned from global examples in development of a P/CVE workforce. Implications for professional standards will be discussed in addition to an exploration of how these lessons learned might be applied to multidisciplinary violence prevention efforts in the U.S.

Moderator: Heidi Ellis, Ph.D, Director, Boston Children’s Hospital Trauma and Community Resilience Center (TCRC), Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard Medical School Speakers: Ghayda Hassan, Director, Canadian Practitioner Network for the Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence Judy Korn, Violence Prevention Network

Panel 2.7 What can Prison Programs Teach Us About Promising Techniques to Combat Violent Extremism?

Programs within prisons provide evidence-based successes in altering and preventing hate-motivated violent behaviors, including conduct by organized groups operating within prisons. One of these, Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP) has worked with violent offenders in California prisons for more than 20 years. This panel, which includes individuals who themselves have committed acts of violence, will explore how to adapt and apply proven prison-based approaches to hate-based violence. Simultaneously, this panel will provide powerful models to be employed more broadly in prisons, which are active locations for recruitment into violent groups.

Moderator: Robert Rosenthal, Board Member, Executive Producer, Acting CEO, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) Fateen Jackson, Activist, Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP) Kim Grose Moore, Executive Director, Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP) Tommy Winfrey, GRIP Participant Trino Jimenez, GRIP Participant Norman Conti, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Judy Korn, Violence Prevention Network

Panel 4.8 Effective Communication with Perpetrators of Violence

The most effective communication is designed with the specific listener in mind. This panel of individuals who spent time working with members of violent hate-based movements will discuss, from an insider’s perspective, what messaging works and what messaging doesn’t work to prevent recruitment into violent organizations and to disengage participants from those movements.

Moderator: Laura Ellsworth, Co-Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Partner in Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives, Jones Day Speakers: Brad Galloway, Coordinator, Centre on Hate Bias and Extremism Lauren Manning, Author and Advocate Michèle Leaman, co-founder, Violence Prevention Network – US Tony McAleer, Safe Communities Institute Gordon Clubb, Lecturer in International Security, University of Leeds Mubin Shaikh, Activist, Consultant

Panel 5.4 A Community Responds: Not In Our Town. How can a community use a public health approach to respond to and prevent hate crimes?

In this session, Not In Our Town presents successful approaches gleaned from two decades of documenting anti-hate action in cities across the country. Pittsburgh leaders and Repairing the World Director and Not In Our Town producers discuss how to use film and civic engagement to improve hate reporting and response across diverse neighborhoods and communities.

Moderator: Debra Caplan, Executive-in-Residence, The Forbes Funds Speakers: Patrice O’Neil, Executive Producer, Not In Our Town Wasi Mohammed, Senior Policy Officer, The Pittsburgh Foundation; Eradicate Hate Global Summit Executive Committee Ron Symons, Sr. Director of Jewish Life, Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh Michèle Leaman, co-founder, Violence Prevention Network – US Feyisola Akintola, Manager, Immigration Affairs for the City of Pittsburgh

Save the date! Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2024: October 21-23, 2024