Christian Picciolini is a reformed extremist, Emmy Award-winning television producer, speaker, published author, and a founder of Life After Hate, a nonprofit that helps people disengage from violent extremism. Most recently, Picciolini founded Free Radicals, a global organization that works with individuals and their families to separate them from hateful ideologies. His work and life purpose are born of an ongoing and profound need to atone for his past.
The Upstander Speaker Series was created to showcase Upstanders – people who are willing to stand up and take action in defense of others – and inspire others to demonstrate the same courage and commitment.
Following the event, Mr. Picciolini will be available to sign copies of his book, White American Youth: My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement--and How I Got Out.