MEET ARNO MICHAELIS

BIO

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Arno Michaelis was a leader of a worldwide racist skinhead organization, 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 his daughter, and the forgiveness shown by people he once hated all helped to turn Arno’s life around, bringing him to embrace diversity and practice gratitude for all life. After spending over a decade as successful information technology consultant and entrepreneur, Arno is now a speaker, author of My Life After Hate, co-author of The Gift of Our Wounds, and very fortunate to be able to share his ongoing process of character development as an educator working with Serve 2 Unite. Founded as an ongoing peaceful response to the August 5th, 2012 Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek, WI S2U engages students creatively with a global network of peacemakers and mentors in partnership with Against Violent Extremism, The Forgiveness Project, Search For Common Ground, and Parents for Peace. Arno’s customizable keynotes and workshops leverage noble qualities of compassion, curiosity, and kindness to engage all human beings, building foundations for diversity appreciation and cultural agility. He also enjoys spending time with his 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. Learn more at http://mylifeafterhate.com.

 

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PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Washington Post

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Over My Shoulder Foundation

 

SPEAKING TOPICS

  • The Power of Practice to Shape Human Life: Identify and break habitual destructive practices and promote positive practices

  • Hurt People Hurt People: How to disarm cycles of violence with understanding

  • Mindfulness and Forgiveness: Exploring forgiveness for self and other through mindfulness and meditation practice

  • Kindness Practice in the Workplace: Empowering excellence, efficiency, and exemplary customer service through kindness

  • Cultural Agility and Diversity Appreciation: Develop a zeal for learning and exploring unfamiliar cultures by understanding commonalities

  • Compassion the Key to Management Excellence: Leveraging compassion practice to guide an inspire teams

  • Warrior Leadership: Realizing the joy and power of leadership by fearlessly granting power to your team

  • Organizational Excellence via Oneness: Taking your organization to peak performance and growth by understanding and celebrating interdependence

  • Able to customize keynotes and workshops to address any issue

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*Note: Some speakers do charge honoraria.
Please see our school mini-grant page to learn more about funding that may be available to help cover honorariums.

ABOUT US

Hours Against Hate is a movement to help end hate in Milwaukee and throughout our greater community.

CONTACT

414.390.5775

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1360 N Prospect Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

 

andreab@milwaukeejewish.org

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