9:20 AM09:20

Mulugeta Seraw Commemoration Conference

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The Mulugeta Seraw Commemoration Conference, marking the 30th anniversary of the murder of Mulugeta Seraw by racist skinhead. Dr. Blazak will be presenting “A History of Anti-Black Hate in Oregon” (9:20-10:20) and “Responding to Hate: Local anti-hate violence tools and resources” (10:50-12:20).

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8:30 AM08:30

Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE): At the Crossroads of Theory and Practice

The ‘MPOWER Project, Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and Permanent Missions of Jordan and Norway are convening a forum of global experts, academics, practitioners and policymakers to engage in a multidisciplinary conversation on Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) and its future at the nexus of law enforcement tactics, community engagement and development, CVE and, generally, fighting the proliferation of extremist ideology today.

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4:30 PM16:30

Panel Discussion of Rape and the Rohingya Crisis

Please join us for a free screening of Mother, Daughter, Sister (30 minutes) followed by a short discussion with director Jeanne Marie HallacyRandy Blazak scholar and expert on hate and hate crimes, bias, and civil discourse; and Yusuf Iqbal president of Americans for Rohingya.

This film exposes the Burmese military's practice of using rape as a weapon of war and gives voice to Kachin and Rohingya women activists calling for justice for these crimes. The film revolves around the stories of four women: Shamima, a volunteer counselor working with survivors of military rape in the Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Dil Kayas, a teenage survivor and San Lung and Lu Ra, the sister and mother of two Kachin school teachers brutally raped and killed in 2015, allegedly by the Burmese military.

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3:30 PM15:30

DC Teach-In to Counter Hate

Dr. Blazak will be a panelist at a teach-in, organized by Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), to counter the "Unite the Right" rallies in Washington DC that weekend.

Teach-In on White Supremacy, Racism, Anti-Semitism, and the Alt-Right: A Joint Regional Town Hall

Invited Panelists Include:

Dr. Wes Bellamy, Vice Mayor, Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Randy Blazak, Oregon Coalition Against Hate Crime

Lecia Brooks, Outreach Director, Southern Poverty Law Center

Monica Hopkins, Executive Director, ACLU of Washington, D.C.

Tony McAleer, Executive Director, Life After Hate

Senior Investigative Researcher, Anti-Defamation League

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11:00 AM11:00

Role of Defectors/ Formers in Amplifying Gender Narratives

“Role of Defectors/ Formers in Amplifying Gender Narratives” to be presented at the “Countering Violent Extremist Narratives and Combating Incitement: The Role of Gender” workshop, organized by Hedayah, The International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism ( CVE) and United Nations Women ( UN Women), April 16-18, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


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