Christian Picciolini

Exit USA/ Life After Hate

    After leaving the white-supremacist skinhead movement he helped build in America during the 1980s and 90s, Christian Picciolini earned a degree in international relations from DePaul University. He became a respected entrepreneur, launching Goldmill Group, a global media and counter-extremism consulting firm. In 2016, he won an Emmy Award for his role in directing and producing an anti-hate advertising campaign aimed at helping youth disengage from white supremacy groups. His life has been dedicated to helping others implement long-term solutions countering racism and violent extremism through such organizations as Life After Hate and ExitUSA. Christian has spoken all over the world, sharing his unique and extensive knowledge, teaching all who are willing to learn about building greater peace through empathy. His involvement in the early American neo-Nazi skinhead movement is chronicled in his memoir WHITE AMERICAN YOUTH: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement—and How I Got Out (Hachette, 2018).