ADVISORY: Private- and Public-Sector Leaders Host First-of-Its-Kind Summit to Discuss Solutions to Extremism and Political Violence

St. Louis, MO — From November 28 to 30, mayors, legal experts, and other leaders from across civil society will gather in St. Louis for the inaugural summit of Communities Overcoming Extremism: The After Charlottesville Project, a national capacity-building project focused on empowering communities with the tools to combat the rise of extremism, intolerance, and political violence since the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.

The initiative will showcase the power of diverse public- and private-sector coalitions and help build localized capacity to enhance the ability of communities and cities across America to respond to and prevent violent extremist events from occurring in the future. This effort is being organized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), in tandem with the Center for American Progress, The Fetzer Institute, the Aspen Institute’s Justice and Society Program, the Charles Koch Institute, the Ford Foundation, Hope Not Hate, the National Immigration Forum, and Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.


Wednesday, November 28 – Friday, November 30

Welcome reception begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28.

Full agenda can be found here.


Charles F. Knight Executive Education and Conference Center, Washington University in St. Louis

Snow Way Dr., St. Louis, MO 63130


All media interested in covering the summit and/or conducting interviews with featured panelists and speakers must RSVP to .


  • Former Missouri U.S. Senator John Danforth
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors President Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina
  • Gold Star parent Khizr Khan
  • Former Department of Justice prosecutor Mary McCord of Georgetown University
  • New York Times columnist Peter Wehner
  • Constitutional law professor John Inazu of Washington University
  • Former Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell, Charter for Compassionate Cities

For more information, contact Julia Cusick or (202) 495-3682.