Overcoming Extremism in the Private and Public Sectors

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The Anti-Defamation League has released the final report from the Communities Overcoming Extremism (COE) Public and Private Sector Summits. The After Charlottesville Project Final Report is a compilation of outcomes from the two conferences dealing with domestic terrorism and far-right extremism following the Charlottesville attack in 2017.

Part 1, COE’s Public Sector Summit, held November 28-30, 2018 in St. Louis, addressed the following topics:

1. The role that education plays in fostering diverse and inclusive communities.
2. The responsibility of police departments to serve their communities while enforcing the law.
3. The steps that local authorities can take to maintain public safety during protests.
4. The steps local authorities can take to promote speech rights of protesters, counterprotesters, and other community members while maintaining that public safety.
5. The lessons history can teach us about the role of extremism in democracies, and “otherization,” including how discourse and policy threaten immigrant communities in the United States.

Part 2, the Private Sector Summit, held on July 17, 2019 in San Francisco attempted to answer the following questions:

1. How can communities reach a balance between free speech, the right to protest, and the safety of citizens?
2. Should the private sector regulate itself? How can it do so without risking becoming alternative government?
3. What role should the government play when it comes to regulation?
4. How can the tech/private sector balance innovation and free speech with user safety?
5. Who will take the lead in the fight against hate and extremism?
6. How can the private and public sectors foster better and more effective apolitical alliances?

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