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Arno Michaelis
Works at Serve 2 Unite
Attended University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Lives in Illwaukee, Wisco
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spruced up the My Life After Hate promo page a bit, please share and consider getting a copy for yourself if you haven't already! much love and gratitude to all of my amazing friends for their humbling recommendations
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More beautiful and uplifting photos of our 4th grade Serve 2 Unite crew from Hampton Middle School added to the gallery =)
Serve 2 Unite partner Hours Against Hate is a US Department of State campaign to stop bigotry and promote respect across lines of culture, religion, race, tradition, class, sexual orientation and …
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Our amazing S2U crew at Fernwood Montessori created these works of art inspired by their S2U experience. Enjoy some fearless creative expression for peace!
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Sweet!  You are inspiring others!
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"Through this experience I have learned a lot about myself and converting hate and negative energy into kindness and compassion for others. The end-of-the-year project helped me boost my self-esteem and learn to speak in front of crowds with a better voice and attitude."-Amy, 8th Grade, Fernwood Montessori S2U Peacemaker

experience more student thoughts on the new Response page at serve2unite.org
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brilliant powerful poetry ala my brother Tahir Malik
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powerful example of forgiveness and humanity
Photograph by Louisa Hext Samantha Lawler’s mother was murdered by her father in 1999 at the family home in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Her father admitted to strangling his wife, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and rape and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.  13 years later Samantha visited her father in prison – …
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me and my hero Gurvinder Singh =)
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Arno!  You both look great!  I hope all is well.
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this is what 400 students from throughout Milwaukee gathering for the day to create peace together looks like.

this is how Serve 2 Unite responds to hate crimes

please join our movement for a more peaceful world by sharing the work of these wonderful young peacemakers!
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a S2U student's heartbreaking account of his family narrowly surviving a hail of gunfire that riddled their home. This is the necessity that drives our practice of peace. All children deserve a safe place to live, learn, and grow
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  • Serve 2 Unite
    Speaker, Educator, 2012 - present
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Former violent racist · changed life in 1995 thanks to fearless compassion from those I claimed to hate · today trying to study and practice love for all beings
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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, I was a founding member of what went on to become the largest racist skinhead organization on Earth, 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 my daughter, and the forgiveness shown by people I once hated all helped to turn my life around, bringing me to embrace diversity and practice gratitude for all life. Today I am a speaker, author of My Life After Hate, and very fortunate to be able to share an ongoing process of character development working with Serve 2 Unite. Leveraging and online magazine, S2U engages students creatively with a global network of peacemakers and mentors in partnership with Against Violent Extremism, The Forgiveness Project, and Over My Shoulder Foundation. I enjoy spending time with my daughter, art, music, and all forms of fearless creative expression, along with climbing things, being underwater, and the wonderful natural beauty of our planet Earth.

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Author of My Life After Hate, Speaker, Educator at Serve 2 Unite
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  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Information Science/Community Education, 2007 - 2011
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