Grassroots Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism

Recording: Grassroots Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism, Mar 11, 2018

Violent extremism impacts people of all races, ethnicities, and religious beliefs. From Dylann Roof to the Manchester bomber, there have been examples all around the world over the last few years of people from different backgrounds who have been radicalized to commit violent acts to advance a political ideology. Countering violent extremism (CVE) is a general term for efforts to prevent and intervene in such cases as the people on the path to radicalization to violence can exhibit warning signs well in advance. This expert panel will explore domestic and international best practices on what families, educators, faith leaders, and other community stakeholders can do to build the resilience of at-risk individuals before they commit violent acts. Panelists will also discuss the need to safeguard civil rights and civil liberties, ensuring that no individual is singled out because of their religious beliefs or their ethnic or national origin.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate