Spotlight with Arno Michaelis (Special Events)
In the late 1980's and early 1990's, Arno Michaelis 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, which sold 20,000 CDs by the mid-nineties and is still popular with racists today. Single parenthood, love for his daughter, and the forgiveness shown by people he once hated all helped to turn Arno's life around, bringing him to embrace diversity and practice gratitude for all life. After spending over a decade as a successful information technology consultant and entrepreneur, Arno is now a speaker, author of "My Life After Hate", and very fortunate to be able to share his ongoing process of character development as an educator, working with Serve 2 Unite. Founded as an ongoing peaceful response to the August 5, 2012 Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek, WI, S2U engages students creatively with a global network of peacemakers and mentors in partnership with Against Violent Extremism, the Forgiveness Project, Arts @ Large, and Parents for Peace. More information...
Mem.Union - Great Plains Ballroom
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