October 16, 2018

“Any number over zero cannot be divided.”

The Bob Graham Center hosted an open discussion with OverZero Executive Director Rachel Brown at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Pugh Hall Ocora. History tells us that genocide and mass atrocities are commonly preceded by “dangerous speech.” Brown has gained a deep understanding of what incites speech-driven violence and how to instead use speech to incite peace.

If hate speech is a warning sign of violence, than counteracting its dissemination provides us with an avenue for prevention. Brown explored the strategies and tools needed to prevent dangerous speech from influencing audiences.

Watch "Defusing Hate" here.