“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.