Re-connecting with Humanity: How Compassion and Dialogue Overcome Hate
This program is a powerful initiative to combat hatred and bias through compassion and dialogue. Jeff Schoep’s journey from being a neo-Nazi leader to an advocate for peace and tolerance is an impactful example of how people can change their beliefs and attitudes with the help of others. Through sharing his experiences, Jeff teaches students the value of listening to others and being open to new ideas.
This session explores the intricacies of extremism in America, focusing on methodologies for disassociation from white supremacy organizations. Jeff draws on personal experience and illustrates how in combination with relational dialogue principles training can provide for an effective strategy for individuals and institutions to aid in deprogramming extremists.