Christian Picciolini is an award-winning television producer, a public speaker, author, peace advocate, and a reformed violent extremist. His life’s work bears witness to an ongoing and profound need to atone for a grisly past, and an urgency to make something good of his time on this planet by contributing to the greater good.
After leaving the violent hate movement he helped create during his youth, he began the painstaking process of rebuilding his life. While working for IBM, Christian earned a degree in international relations from DePaul University, and later began his own global media firm.
Christian now leads the Free Radicals Project, the world’s first global extremism disengagement platform. He has helped over 100 people disengage from hate groups. Christian’s involvement in the early American skinhead movement is chronicled in his memoir White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement—and How I Got Out (Hachette, 2018). Christian is co-developing a television documentary series based on his work helping people disengage from violent ideologies.
This event is free and open to the public, but due to limited space registration is required. You may register at the following link: https://www.vaholocaust.org/?event=christian-picciolini&event_date=2018-10-17
Sponsor: Richmond Jewish Foundation