Christian Picciolini

Life After Hate

Christian Picciolini

Talk: Life After Hate

Christian Picciolini discusses his work as co-founder of Life After Hate, a nonprofit helping people disengage from hate and violent extremism. Christian’s work and life purpose are born of an ongoing and profound need to atone for a grisly past, and to make something of his time on this planet by contributing to the greater good. After leaving the violent far-right hate movement, he was part of during his youth, he began the process of rebuilding his life. Christian earned a degree in International Relations from DePaul University, began his own media firm, and was appointed a member of the Chicago Grammy Rock Music Committee and board member for the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival.

Christian Picciolini

After leaving the white power skinhead movement he helped build, Christian Picciolini graduated from DePaul University and became a respected entrepreneur. He executive-produced America’s second-longest running music television program and launched Goldmill Group, a global entertainment firm. Most importantly, in 2010 he co-founded the peace advocacy nonprofit Life After Hate.

Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead

At 14 years old, Christian Picciolini, a bright and well-loved child from a good family, had been targeted and trained to spread a violent racist agenda, quickly ascending to a highly visible leadership position in America’s first neo-Nazi skinhead gang.

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