September 27-29, 2023 | Pittsburgh, PA
2023 Summit Dates Announced!
September 27-29, 2023
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Project Against Hate and Extremism
Wendy Via is an expert in the intersection of technology and far-right extremism and in achieving change and influencing narratives and actions around civil and human rights issues, including the effects extremism and systemic racism have on our society, economic inequality, immigration, criminal justice reform, religious minorities, and LGBTQ rights. Via serves on the core committee of the Christchurch Call Advisory Network, founded by the governments of France and New Zealand, which seeks to stop the proliferation of online violent extremism and terrorism, and is the author of numerous reports on transnational extremism. For the last two decades, she has successfully directed impact philanthropy initiatives, designed influential policy and advocacy campaigns, leveraged research, and highlighted storytelling to educate the public and create lasting change. Prior to co-founding GPAHE, Via was the Chief Communications and Development Officer at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she led numerous teams. She also helped launch Justice for Migrant Women, dedicated to ensuring that migrant women can live and work with dignity and free from violence, and worked with Jeremiah Program, dedicated to disrupting generational poverty for single moms and their children.