The Powerful Corrosion of Hate: A Conversation about Fighting Hate with Morris Dees and Tom Martinez

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Granite State Room, Memorial Union Building (MUB)

Katherine BrownLike an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true. --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Join us for an interactive conversation between Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Tom Martinez, a former White supremacist group member. Dees and Martinez's stories explore how prejudice and hate are learned and how we call can unlearn them. Through these personal experiences, we will also explore and illuminate the systemic forces of hate, including economic and political factors. come listen to these powerful stories of transformation and offer your own strategies and insights combating hate within our community. Moderated by former President of the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association Katherine L. Brown and introduced by Sociology and Justice Studies student Chaquanzah Stephenson.

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