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The Preventing Radicalization to Extremist Violence through Education, Network-Building and Training in Southwest Ohio (PREVENTS-OH) project aims to develop a proactive, informed and resilient network of organizations, coalitions and civic entities aware and capable of collaborating to prevent domestic violent extremism in Southwest Ohio. PREVENTS-OH will raise awareness of the radicalization to violence process and establish a local prevention framework to counter it, develop and implement modules on the risks of and protective factors for radicalization to violence related to media literacy and online critical thinking for students, and improve civic engagement and build intergroup trust by conducting community dialogues on sensitive topics related to domestic violent extremism and developing local dialogue facilitation capacities.

Funded by the Department of Homeland Security under the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program, PREVENTS-OH recognizes that domestic violent extremism and hate movements pose a serious threat to the realization of human rights.

Human Rights

Federal grant for extremism prevention awarded to UD HRC

The Human Rights Center received a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant for a new project, PREVENTS-OH, which will develop a network of organizations to help prevent domestic violent extremism in southwest Ohio.

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This Flyer Forum focused on the topic of extremism and political violence. Participants received a brief presentation on prevention of racially and ethnically motivated extremism, including antisemitic, anti-Black, and anti-Asian ideologies. The participants broke into dialogue groups for discussion of experiences and potential actions in response to extremism. The event supported the aims of the Center’s Endowment for Education in Nonviolence.

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