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St. Norbert College Hosts "The Gift of our Wounds," A Conversation with Former Skinhead Arno Michaelis

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From St. Norbert College, September 29, 2020
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-362-8864

Arno Michaelis, a founding member of a notorious worldwide racist skinhead organization, a reverend of a self-declared holy war and frontman of the hate-medal band Centurion will present “The Gift of Our Wounds,” on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. You can view the event via Zoom. Register at http://snc.edu/go/giftofourwounds.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Michaelis was a founding member of a notorious worldwide racist skinhead organization, a reverend of a self-declared holy war and frontman of the hate-medal band, Centurion, which sold 20,000 CDs by the mid-’90s and still is popular with racists today.

But single parenthood, love for his daughter and the forgiveness shown by people he once hated all helped turn Michaelis’ life around, bringing him to embrace diversity and practice gratitude for all life.

After spending over a decade as a successful information technology consultant and entrepreneur, Michaelis now is a speaker, author of “My Life After Hate” and very fortunate to be able to share his ongoing process of character development with the world in an effort to counter the cycle of violence he once fueled.

The Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding is presenting the event. The center cultivates awareness, compassion and commitment to justice and the building of sustainable peace. It champions human dignity and is a partner for change, promoting hope through action.

For more information, contact Robert Pyne, director of the Norman Miller Center, at robert.pyne@snc.edu.

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