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Responding to Extremism -- New Thinking about Norms and Trust

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Virtual Meeting
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Presented by Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island
Cosponsored by Maine Philanthropy Center and Philanthropy Massachusetts

Racially-motivated killings in Buffalo, Dallas, and Southern California in one weekend. Mass atrocities and genocidal rhetoric in Europe and Africa.

In the wake of rising domestic extremism, hate fueled attacks, and global attention to the atrocities in Ukraine and Tigray, how should funders respond?

Can philanthropy play a role in addressing the personal, cultural, and structural roots of radicalization?

What can we learn from those who have studied ways to prevent atrocities around the world? Are there ways to apply lessons learned to place-based and issue-based funding?

Join us for a conversation with Dr. David Frey, Founding Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the United States Military Academy, West Point about preventing and responding to extremism, and supporting communities in charting new paths forward.

Dr. David Frey is Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) at the United States Military Academy at West Point. As Director of the CHGS, Dr. Frey has spearheaded efforts to increase Academy, Army and Defense Department awareness of, understanding of, and efforts to prevent mass atrocity.

He serves on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Education Committee and is a steering committee member of the National Consortium of Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Centers. With the USHMM and Department of Defense partners, he created the Atrocity Prevention Network, a network of US government personnel engaged in atrocity prevention education. At West Point he is the elected Chair of the Superintendent’s Civilian Faculty Advisory Council and the Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum named him one of seven international “agents of change” in 2018.

This session is open to funders, philanthropic advisors, and staff of philanthropic support organizations.

For more information and to register, visit the event page.

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