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Meet the Panelists of our Refuge Screening!

As part of Tanenbaum’s 30th Anniversary year programming, we’re hosting a virtual screening of the film, Refuge. Refuge demonstrates the power of entering challenging conversations to debunk stereotypes, build understanding, and eliminate hate. RSVP here!

Chris Buckley, Interventionist at Parents for Peace

Following the screening, we will be joined by the subject of the film himself, Chris Buckley, in conversation with Tanenbaum close friend and another former extremist, Arno Michaelis.

Chris is a father, husband, veteran, former extremist, and founder of the Trauma and Recovery Program. Chris now works with organizations like Parents for Peace as a consultant and interventionist to prevent radicalization, violence, and extremism.

Arno Michaelis, Speaker, Author of My Life After Hate, and educator at Serve 2 Unite


Arno is a speaker, author of My Life After Hate, and an educator working with Serve 2 Unite. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Arno was a leader of a worldwide racist skinhead organization, a reverend of a self-declared Racial Holy War, and lead singer of the hate-metal band Centurion. Single parenthood, love for his daughter, and the forgiveness shown by people he once hated helped Arno embrace diversity and practice gratitude for all life.

Hear Arno and Chris reflect on the power that dialogue has had within their own lives, and share tools for others to intentionally build respect across communities of difference. RSVP today!