Leaving Hate Behind Featuring Christian Picciolini

Oct 19 2017 6:30 PM

Hosted by: ADL New England
CIC Boston
50 Milk St , Boston, MA 02109

Join ADL on October 19th at 6:30 pm for a conversation with Christian Picciolini, former neo-Nazi and now founder of EXIT USA, an organization dedicated to helping others gain the knowledge necessary to counter all types of racism and violent extremism. Purchase your $18 early bird tickets at: leavehatebehind.eventbrite.com


About Christian Picciolini: 
At the age of 14, Christian Picciolini joined Chicago Area SkinHeads (CASH), the first neo-Nazi skinhead gang in the United States. Now, he directs EXIT USA, an organization dedicated to helping others gain the knowledge necessary to counter all types of racism and violent extremism, Join us to hear his story.

What to expect at this event? 
The event will begin with a brief networking reception followed by a conversation between Christian Picciolini and ADL New England's Regional Director, Robert Trestan. Time will be reserved at the end to take questions from the audience. Light appetizers and soft drinks will be served.


About ADL's Breaking Barriers Speaker Series:
Breaking Barriers is ADL New England's speaker series. ADL invites engaging speakers to discuss topics that are relevant to ADL’s mission to "stop the defamation of the Jewish people and securing justice and fair treatment to all." Past speakers have included Willie O'Ree - the first black player in the NHL, Kathrine Switzer - the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, and Megan Phelps-Roper - former member of the Westboro Baptist Church. This fall, Christian Picciolini will speak about his experiences leaving hate behind.