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September 19 - 21, 2022 | Pittsburgh, PA

Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022

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September 19 - 21, 2022
Pittsburgh, PA

Speakers

Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley

Afghanistan Veteran, Former White Supremacist, Founder of TRP(Trauma Recovery Program) , interventionist and speaker at Parents For Peace.

Former extremist and interventionist at Parents for Peace, is an Afghanistan war veteran. When he returned from Afghanistan, he joined the Georgia White Knights as an Imperial Nighthawk, because their anti-Muslim and racist values were consistent with his worldview after returning from war. Arno Michaelis, a former white power skinhead, and Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, a Kurdish Muslim refugee, were able to teach Chris the error of his ways and helped bring him out of the movement. He also gives educational speeches to spread awareness and educate the public about the dangers of white supremacist extremism. Chris has now been working with Parents for Peace for four years, providing direct interventions to hundreds of families and individuals of concern. He also founded the Trauma and Recovery program, a program aimed at providing positive coping skills to service members and law enforcement officers. The program was successfully piloted at the Aurora Police Department back in March 2021, currently studying trauma under Dr. Bassel Vanderkolk, and has testified before U.S. Congress at the HVAC in 2022.