Project Someone research featured on Canada’s National Observer


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Writing for Canada’s National Observer, Jesse Firempong recently posed the following: what can be done to prevent and address hate, beyond its criminalization? To answer this question, Firempong turned to Project Someone director Vivek Venkatesh for his expertise on building community resilience to hate and radicalization. In the article, Venkatesh advocates for the importance of exclusive spaces for targeted groups to process and heal together, and emphasizes the role of empathy when it comes to unlearning hate. Sharing lessons learned from Project Someone initiatives like “Insights from Former Extremists,” Venkatesh underscores an approach that balances prevention efforts with community support systems.

Read the article.