This OTYCD post originally appeared in October 2017.
Help Life After Hate help people who leave violent far-right extremist groups.
Founded in 2011, the Chicago nonprofit directly helps people who want to deradicalize and leave their old ways behind through its EXITUSA program.
It also runs the Against Violent Extremism (AVE) network, a squad of former violent extremists and survivors who combat the groups’ propaganda and help steer vulnerable youths away from them.
Note: Since we wrote the original text of this post, Samantha Bee devoted an August 2017 episode of her show to Life After Hate. It also launched a crowdfunding campaign to replace the $400,000 grant that Obama promised, but which Trump took away. Links to stories about the rescinded grant, the crowdfunding campaign, and the Samantha Bee episode have been included below.
Visit the Life After Hate website:
Read a Guardian story about one of its leaders, Tony McAleer, who once belonged to the White Aryan Resistance:
Like its Facebook page:
Follow Life After Hate on Twitter:
Donate to Life After Hate:
See the page for the crowdfunding campaign started after the Trump administration refused to fulfill the $400,000 grant promised under Obama. As of October 14, 2017, it had raised more than $460,000 and was still accepting donations:
Read stories about the episode that Samantha Bee did on Life After Hate following the Neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville: