The Cure for Hate: A Former White Supremacist’s Journey from Violent Extremism to Radical Compassion

A L.E.D Program

Sunday, April 3, 2022
4 pm
Online Only

Tony McAleer was an affluent, middle-class private school student and the son of a doctor. Yet, he ended up at the Aryan Nations compound in Idaho, falling in with and then recruiting for some of the most notorious neo-Nazi groups in Canada and the U.S. After fifteen years in the white supremacist movement and becoming a movement leader, accomplished propagandist, and operator of one of the first white supremacist websites, he left the highest ranks of these groups and co-founded Life After Hate. What led him to disengage from the violent far-right cause and how he works today to get others to deradicalize—to exit from hate groups, heal, and become “formers”?

Kerem Shalom is pleased to host Tony McAleer at our latest L.E.D. program, taking place several weeks before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day—a powerful reminder of actions that must be taken to ensure “never again.”

We will learn how people are drawn to violent extremism, how the ideology takes hold, and the best ways to help someone leave hate behind. Mr. McAleer will draw on his memoir, The Cure for Hate, which details both his personal story and his insights into deradicalization, providing a path back from hatred.