Building peace in the minds of men and women

Internet and the Radicalization of Youth: Preventing, Acting and Living Together

Mon, 31 Oct - 14:00 to 15:00

Session 2 - Testimonies of Young People and Families Directly Affected by Violent Radicalization

Daniel Gallant

British-Columbia (Canada) Social Worker

Daniel Gallant is a British-Columbia (Canada) Social Worker, and is currently studying law. He is an advocate on matters pertaining to child protection, extremist narratives and recruitment, hate speech and human rights. Daniel Gallant’s graduate research in Social Work focused upon an in-depth look at de-radicalization, systemic racism and normalization of white supremacy as an antecedent to violent right wing extremism.

Daniel spent nearly ten years in the Canadian white supremacist movement during the 1990s. After a series of catalyst events/experiences, he was able to move forward with his life; this would not have been possible without education and the support of community members, groups and leaders.

Through his lived experiences, education, training and professional skills, Daniel has helped others through measures of prevention, intervention and education on how to leave violence behind and to process anger more positively. Daniel surpasses professional rhetoric through walking with others through the pain of healing.