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Thursday, May 16 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Changing the Frame: Engaging Hateful Rhetoric in a Charged Political Environment

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Communities around the country are being rocked by increased incidents of hateful rhetoric and hate crimes. This session will include a viewing of the 30-minute film Light in the Darkness, which is a resource for communities working to address and prevent hate. The presentation will be followed by facilitated table discussions where participants can share more about the challenges they are facing in their communities and promising local approaches.

Speakers
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Patrice O'Neil

CEO, The Working Group
Patrice O'Neill is a filmmaker, journalist and leader of Not In Our Town, a community-based movement of people working to stop hate together. She has produced the successful Not In Our Town national series on PBS and led a multi-platform approach that utilizes documentary film, social... Read More →
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Natalie Ringsmuth

Founder and Director, Unite St. Cloud
Natalie grew up in Central Minnesota and received her Music Education degree from Concordia College in Moorhead. She taught middle school choir in Georgia and worked in the church sector for over a decade. She now works as a legal assistant at Tripiciano Immigration Law, a trainer... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Omni William Penn - Room B - Conference Level