Media Alert: HHC, JCRC to Host Event on Extremism, White Supremacy at Union Terminal

Event to Feature Renowned Speakers

Media is invited to join the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati for Hate at Home: Understanding the Rise in Violent Extremism in the U.S. on Thursday, November 4, at 12 p.m. at Union Terminal.

The event will feature renowned speakers Dr. Arie W. Kruglanski, a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and scholar studying violent extremism, and Shannon Foley Martinez, a former violent white supremacist who has two decades of experience in developing community resource platforms aimed at inoculating individuals against violence-based lifestyles and ideologies. The conversation will be livestreamed via Zoom for the public.

Moderated by mediator and conflict resolution trainer Sherri Goren Slovin, this intimate and compelling discussion will focus on efforts to combat radicalization and rehabilitate violent extremists. Speakers will explore why individuals fall prey to extremist movements and ideologies, how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated violent extremist recruitment and radicalization, and why healthy societies must prevent and take on extremist movements to function.

This program is presented in partnership with the Cincinnati Regional Coalition Against Hate and the JCRC’s Leaders in Light, a first-of-its kind, year-long leadership development program designed to address extremism and strengthen inclusive democracy.

WHEN: Thursday, November 4, 12 p.m. (Media interviews will be made available directly following the event)

WHERE:

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center at Union Terminal

1301 Western Ave, Suite 2101, Cincinnati, OH 45203

NOTE: This event is not open to the public, but they are encouraged to join the event virtually on Zoom. Media is invited to attend the event in person.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

Media is invited to attend the event and tour the museum at Union Terminal. Interviews with museum leadership, JCRC Director Jackie Congedo, Dr. Arie W. Kruglanski, and Shannon Foley Martinez will be made available upon request. RSVP required to Communications Manager Kara Driscoll at 513-638-0508 or [email protected]. Masks are required at Union Terminal. COVID-19 safety protocols are in place at the museum.

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ABOUT THE NANCY & HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s Union Terminal, HHC educates more than 200,000 community members through its educational initiatives, innovative programs, and partnerships.

ABOUT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF CINCINNATI

The mission of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the survival and security of the Jewish people in our community and nation, in the Jewish and democratic State of Israel, and throughout the world. But we recognize that this survival and security relies on collaboration, relationship-building, advocacy, open communication, education, understanding, respect, and justice.