EXTREMISM IS ON THE RISE
... and young people are paying the price:
Hate has been normalized in political rhetoric.
Incidents of hate speech are on the rise from elementary schools to college campuses.
66% of millennials cannot even say what Auschwitz was
Extremists take advantage of our polarized society to indoctrinate & recruit vulnerable youth.
THE CURE FOR HATE SOCIAL IMPACT CAMPAIGN
It's not enough to make a film – our broader intent is to create a dialogue that links history to dangerous recent trends in hate crimes, intolerance and violent extremism.
With that in mind, we’re thrilled to begin sharing “The Cure For Hate” and our Education & Social Impact program with audiences across America this fall. On one level, it’s a fresh & unique look into how young men get into, and out of, hate groups. On another, it brings the lessons of Auschwitz into the present, as living history – to remind us what can happen when hate is left unchecked.
Our Impact Program uses Tony’s uniquely personal story to engage vulnerable youth. Through a series of experiential learning exercises - created in collaboration with educational experts - the program enhances student's resilience to radicalization, while ensuring that the lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant and urgent.
Taking a holistic approach to impact, our program marries educational engagement with festival & community screenings, in addition to workshopping with community stakeholders (including educators, law enforcement, mental health workers and faith leaders). These strategic partnerships play a pivotal role in our outreach efforts – linking communities to both content & dialogue to foster change.
Tony McAleer’s journey stands as a remarkable example of what is possible. After all, if a hardened neo-Nazi can find his way back from hate, then what lessons can it hold for the rest of us?
• Help young people understand the roots of hatred – the conditions under which it thrives – and ways to prevent its spread.
• Provide young people with specific tools to counter “othering” tendencies.
• Teach digital literacy as an antidote to online recruitment
• Promote community resiliency through community screenings and programming with local anti-violence organizations
Made possible by a grant from The Center for Prevention Programs & Partnerships’ “Targeted Violence and Terrorist Prevention Program”.
This secondary school-focused project is phase one of a larger effort, geared towards making the program and its materials available for classroom use throughout the US, including higher education and teach-the-teacher trainings.
Contact us for more info: Impact@TheCureForHateFilm.com
Facing History and Ourselves
OJMCHE (Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education)
TOLI (The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights)
Wassmuth Center From Human Rights
It Starts With Us
Karuna Center For Peacebuilding
Eradicate Hate (Global Summit)