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Bridging Lived Experiences, CVE and Community Resilience with Brad Galloway


Bridging Lived Experiences, CVE and Community Resilience with Brad Galloway

Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 

University of Maryland, Biology-Psychology Building, Room 1250

Violence prevention specialist Bradley J. Galloway will give a lecture about how and why he left the far-right extremist movement, as well as the most effective methods to prevent violent extremism, on Monday, March 25, at 2:00pm in the Biology-Psychology Building, room 1250. The remote lecture, which will be delivered via webex videoconference, will be one hour long, and will be followed by a half hour Q&A session with the audience. Now a research and intervention specialist with the Organization for the Prevention of Violence and the Regional Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest district for the Against Violent Extremism Network (AVE), Galloway spent close to 13 years in the far-right extremist movement in Canada before exiting the movement.

The event, hosted by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), is free and open to the campus community, but an RSVP is required.

Galloway now dedicates his time to helping others leave extremist movements and educating people on methods to prevent right wing extremism. He is also enrolled as a fourth-year undergraduate student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), where his current research interests include youth recruitment in the right-wing extremist movement, and the network structure of right-wing extremist groups both on- and offline.

START is committed to the University of Maryland’s effort to fight hate on our campus and in our community, and identify prevention methods that stop violent extremism. Galloway’s lecture will provide unique insight and perspective on ways to counter extremism and it is intended to generate thoughtful and productive conversations about what we can do on an individual and campus level to fight hate and prevent community members from joining extremist movements. Notwithstanding, it is important to acknowledge that this lecture will be covering topics that could trigger emotional distress.

Please read more about Galloway’s experience here.