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2021 Civic Hacker Summit

Virtual Event | November 5-6, 2021
ANALYTICS - ADVOCACY - ACTION

Rachel Brown

Diffusing Hate and Counteracting Dangerous Speech

Day 1: Friday, November 5, 2021, 9:30 PM PST

Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown

Diffusing Hate and Counteracting Dangerous Speech

Rachel Brown is the Founder and Executive Director of Over Zero, an organization that merges research and practice to prevent identity-based violence and other forms of group-targeted harm. She is a recognized expert on confronting hateful and dangerous rhetoric, and for the past decade has worked to address the role of communication in violent conflict. She is the author of Defusing Hate: A Strategic Communication Guide to Counteract Dangerous Speech and a former Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide. Rachel's work has been profiled at conferences, events, and publications globally, including on CBS and at the United States Institute for Peace, United States Airforce Academy, UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, the Harvard Institute of Politics, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference on Philanthropy.

Rachel previously founded and was the CEO of Sisi ni Amani-Kenya (SNA-K), an internationally recognized organization that pioneered new strategies to build local capacity for violence prevention and civic engagement in Kenya. This work has been profiled in a documentary film, articles, academic reports, and global conferences. Rachel has also provided trainings and strategy support to organizations and programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa and consulted for organizations including the World Bank, DAI, and Internews.

LINKS:

www.projectoverzero.org

https://vimeo.com/190471262

https://jia.sipa.columbia.edu/new-approach-assessing-role-technology-spurring-and-mitigating-conflict-evidence-research-and

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5f7f1da1ea15cd5bef32169f/t/602eed99c1b4c803c52ed8a6/1613688243138/Full+-+Building+Resilience+to+Political+Violence.pdf


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