Presentation to visiting delegates from Uzbekistan as part of the leadership exchange, Civil Society and NGO Management Best Practices - A Project for Uzbekistan, at World Oregon (private event).
Presenting at the Leading with Diversity workshop for the Asian Real Estate Association/OAR.
Presented to the LOSD Professional Development Conference, Lake Oswego High School. (private event)
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).
"White Nationalism Comes to Town: Hate Crimes in Oregon" presentation for the Oregon Court Reporters Association fall convention.
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.
Please join us for a free screening of Mother, Daughter, Sister (30 minutes) followed by a short discussion with director Jeanne Marie Hallacy; Randy 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.
Workshop on the development of the postal district of Northwest Portland. (Private event)
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
We will be reviewing the strategies learned from the recent U.S. Embassy sponsored trip to the UK to learn about countering violent extremism through community investment.
A presentation for the Engaging Minds speaker's series at Holladay Park Plaza.
“Pathways In and Out: Life Course Factors for Racist Skinheads,” to be presented at the International Hate Studies Biennial Conference, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
Presenting on countering violent extremism in the United States with visiting officials from the United Kingdom researching violence prevention and community resilience.
“She Opened My Eyes: Female Interventions in the Toxic Masculinity of Violent Extremists,” to be presented at the Gender and Extremism Conference at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo, Norway.
“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.