'Healing from Hate': A discussion with filmmaker Peter Hutchison and activist Sammy Rangel

Nov. 17, 2020

"Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation"

The History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies Department will hold an online discussion on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. with director Peter Hutchison and activist Sammy Rangel on the award-winning documentary "Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation."

"Healing From Hate" tells the story of an organization called Life After Hate, a group of former Skinheads and neo-Nazis who turned their backs on racial scapegoating and are now working on the front lines to de-radicalize violent extremists and transform racist. 

Participants will be able to hear from Rangel, one of the co-founders of "Life after Hate" who was featured in the film. Hutchison, a critically acclaimed filmmaker, New York Times bestselling author, educator and activist will also speak about the making of "Healing From Hate." 

"Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation" is free for viewing for Webster students and faculty. 

"Healing from Hate:" A Discussion with Sammy Rangel and Peter Hutchison
Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.
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"Healing From Hate" takes a deep dive into the minds of men who gravitate toward white-supremacist hate groups. Focusing on the bold work of the group Life After Hate – an organization founded by former Skinheads and neo-Nazis now engaged in de-radicalizing violent extremists on the front lines – the film makes a powerful case that the men who join these groups are motivated less by ideology than by a desperate need to prove their manhood. - Media Education Foundation 

"Healing From Hate" examines the root causes of hate group activity through the bold work of Life After Hate...documents a stunning year of hatred in America, the circumstances behind the battle for the soul of our nation, and what’s needed to return meaning, identity and tolerance to a generation of disenfranchised white men." - The Rogovy Foundation 

Click here to watch Sammy Rangel give a TedEX Talk titled"The Power of Forgiveness." 

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