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Pardeep Kaleka

Pardeep Singh Kaleka MS, LPC

Co-Director & Advisor, Not In Our Town; Professor on Peace Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Eradicate Hate:
2022, 2023

Pardeep is the co-director of Not In Our Town, specializing in community hate prevention and de-radicalization interventionist with Parents4Peace, assisting families & individuals entrenched in extremism offramp from hateful ideologies. He also currently serves as a professor on Peace Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Pardeep is the co-author of “The Gifts of Our Wounds” and an award-winning columnist with Milwaukee Independent, contributing articles on community mental health concerns. As a first-generation immigrant from India, Mr. Kaleka has spent more than 25 years in law enforcement, education, social services, counseling and assisting hate crime survivors and perpetrators across the United States with recovery. With a specialization in community psychology, he has assisted in developing policies and practices to help mental health workers, social service practitioners, law enforcement agents, and educators build healthier, safer, more inclusive communities across the US.

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The Summit offers a unique opportunity to confront the corrosive influence of bigotry and hatred in our society. In order for us to address these challenges, we first must acknowledge their painful and destructive impact in our communities and in our country. I am grateful to serve as a Global Advisor to this timely and powerful initiative.

Tom Ridge
Tom Ridge Chairman, Ridge Global