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  • Tachmindji Event: The Journey of a Former White Supremacist

    The Power of Community to Effect Change

    November 3, 2019
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    EVENT REGISTRATION CLOSED

    Note: Event begins at 4 p.m.; sign in begins at 3:30 p.m.

    As Americans face the rise of militant white supremacy and the legacy of white privilege, encounters of love and friendship are the most powerful forces for change, proposed event moderator Dr. Marc Gopin. This story of three friends who met in college illustrates the incredible change that can take place, even for a deeply connected, former youth leader in the white supremacy movement. The program includes a conversation with panelists, open discussion, and a reception.

    Panel: Matthew Stevenson, Allison Gornik, and R. Derek Black.  Three young graduates, including a former white supremacist leader, share their dramatic story of friendship and change.

    Moderator:  Dr. Marc Gopin, Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University

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    This event is made possible by a generous endowment from Diane Tachmindji for the promotion of interfaith dialogue and peacebuilding.


    Registration is now closed. Late RSVPs will not be accepted. Thank you for your interest.

    American University (4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW in DC)
    School of International Service (located off of Nebraska Ave.)
    Founders Room (lower level)

    (FREE parking in garage at Nebraska Avenue NW and New Mexico Avenue NW, below SIS building***)