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Countering Far-Right Extremism by Empowering Families and Communities

A Conversation with Shannon Foley Martinez

Violent far-right extremism is widely recognized as the biggest domestic terrorist threat facing the United States today.  While the Capitol Hill riot on January 6th focused public attention on extremist groups like the Oath Keepers, the Three Percenters, and the Proud Boys, the threat of far-right extremism is not new.  Few people know this better than
Shannon Foley Martinez, a former neo-Nazi and white supremacist with over two decades of experience in helping people move away from violent lifestyles and ideologies.  Join Shannon as she discusses her previous experience in white supremacy and her extensive work in empowering families and communities.  This timely event will be of interest to anyone looking for solutions to one of our nation’s biggest challenges.

Shannon Foley Martinez is a former violent white supremacist, has two decades of experience in developing community resource platforms aimed at inoculating individuals against violence-based lifestyles and ideologies. Foley Martinez has worked in at-risk communities teaching and developing dynamic resiliency skills. She has worked for school systems, nonprofits, and community organizations. She has participated in programs with such organizations as the UN Office of Counter Terrorism, the National Counterterrorism Center, Hedayah, The Center for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, UN Women, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.  Her story has been featured globally, including: The TODAY Show, NBC's "Left Field," the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Associated Press, the Washington Post, Marie Claire magazine, Quartz, Al Jazeera America, and Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On Second Thought" program. She has been a commentator on such news outlets as HLN, CNN, Canada One and BBC radio. Foley Martinez has also assisted in training law enforcement officers, building programs for educators, and collaborating with tech companies like Google and Twitter. As the mother of seven children, she feels passionately about building empowered families and communities.  She believes that we all have the power to enact profound and fundamental change in our lives.

This webinar is sponsored by the the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and the University Center for International Studies.

Monday, March 1 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Countering Far-Right Extremism by Empowering Families and Communities

A Conversation with Shannon Foley Martinez

Violent far-right extremism is widely recognized as the biggest domestic terrorist threat facing the United States today.  While the Capitol Hill riot on January 6th focused public attention on extremist groups like the Oath Keepers, the Three Percenters, and the Proud Boys, the threat of far-right extremism is not new.  Few people know this better than
Shannon Foley Martinez, a former neo-Nazi and white supremacist with over two decades of experience in helping people move away from violent lifestyles and ideologies.  Join Shannon as she discusses her previous experience in white supremacy and her extensive work in empowering families and communities.  This timely event will be of interest to anyone looking for solutions to one of our nation’s biggest challenges.

Shannon Foley Martinez is a former violent white supremacist, has two decades of experience in developing community resource platforms aimed at inoculating individuals against violence-based lifestyles and ideologies. Foley Martinez has worked in at-risk communities teaching and developing dynamic resiliency skills. She has worked for school systems, nonprofits, and community organizations. She has participated in programs with such organizations as the UN Office of Counter Terrorism, the National Counterterrorism Center, Hedayah, The Center for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, UN Women, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.  Her story has been featured globally, including: The TODAY Show, NBC's "Left Field," the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Associated Press, the Washington Post, Marie Claire magazine, Quartz, Al Jazeera America, and Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On Second Thought" program. She has been a commentator on such news outlets as HLN, CNN, Canada One and BBC radio. Foley Martinez has also assisted in training law enforcement officers, building programs for educators, and collaborating with tech companies like Google and Twitter. As the mother of seven children, she feels passionately about building empowered families and communities.  She believes that we all have the power to enact profound and fundamental change in our lives.

This webinar is sponsored by the the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and the University Center for International Studies.

Monday, March 1 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event