February 09, 2023

Leading Against Hate: Protect Our Home – Recognizing Reporting and Thwarting Hate and Violent Extremism

Event Details

Date & Time

Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Office of the Provost




John J. Hemmingson Center, Lower Level Auditorium (HEMM 004)

Event Type & Tags

  • Academics
  • Diversity Inclusion

About This Event

Gina Ligon is the director of the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology and Education Center (NCITE), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s primary academic center dedicated to terrorism prevention and counterterrorism research. Violent extremism and hate-group activity have long histories in America, and locally in Spokane. Ligon will discuss how NCITE is working to understand the threat, how to improve reporting of suspicious activities and how to develop students and communities to deal with hateful threats. She’ll speak about resilience and how every community member can recognize, understand and stand up to fringe, hateful beliefs.

Hosted by the Office of the Provost.