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Past Event

Breaking Hate: A Former Extremist's Journey

Is there an answer to the widespread—and increasingly public—rise of racial extremism? Come learn about the white nationalist movement from someone who was a leader in it until he renounced racism and devoted his life to helping others leave it behind.

Christian Picciolini went from leading neo-Nazi bands with names such as Final Solution and White American Youth to running a record store that only sold "white power" music. But he left that and led organizations to counter extremism domestically and abroad, and has become an award-winning television producer, speaker, author and peace advocate.

Come learn the truth about "white power" movements and the inspiring story about how to leave them behind.


Photo by Dennis Sevilla

February 28, 2020

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Christian Picciolini

Former White Supremacist; Founder, Free Radicals Project; Counter-Extremism Expert; Author, White American Youth: My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement—and How I Got Out and Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism (Forthcoming)

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Michelle Meow

Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and KBCW/KPIX TV)—Co-Moderator

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John Zipperer

Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable—Co-Moderator