Ellison Hosts Listening Session in St. Cloud on Hate Groups
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is hosting a listening session about white nationalism in St. Cloud.
Tuesday night's discussion at St. Cloud State University is part of a set of statewide sessions Ellison is hosting on hate crimes.
Former white nationalist Christian Picciolini will be part of the discussion. Picciolini's exit from the skinhead movement is chronicled in his memoir ``White American Youth.'' He now leads a global extremism prevention network called Free Radicals Project, which has helped over 300 people leave hate groups.
State Rep. Dan Wolgamott, a St. Cloud Democrat, and Christian and Muslim faith leaders will also be part of the talk.
Last month, state officials postponed a different forum on hate crimes over safety concerns.