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Jan 22, 2018 | 7:00PM
Christian Picciolini, a reformed white supremacist skinhead will give a free talk about his life
and transformation from a white nationalists and skinhead on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:00
p.m. at the Victory Theatre.
His appearance is presented by One God One Community – a faith
based entity in Evansville consisting of the congregations of Temple Adath B’nai Israel, The
Islamic Society of Evansville, First Presbyterian Church and St. Benedict Cathedral.
A free will offering of cash and food items for the Tri State Food Bank will be accepted.
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 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.
In 2009, Christian cofounded Life After Hate, a nonprofit dedicated to helping others counter
racism and violent extremism. He is currently working to build the world’s first global network
of extremism preventionists, who are helping people disengage from hate movements and other
violent ideologies around the globe.
In 2016, Christian won an Emmy Award for his role in directing and producing an anti-hate
advertising campaign aimed at helping youth disengage from white-supremacist groups. He has
worked as an adjunct professor at the college level, and is a frequent commentator on national
and international news networks.
Christian Picciolini's memoir, WHITE AMERICAN YOUTH: My Descent into America’s Most
Violent Hate Movement—and How I Got Out, where he details his involvement in, and eventual
exit from, the early American white-supremacist skinhead movement, was re-published by
Hachette Books on December 26, 2017.
This event is free and open to the public.