9/22/2022 Fall ’22 Designer in Residence: Karen Proctor, Improv Lab

Rachel Brown is a fellow at the Center For Prevention of Genocide at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum who recently conceptualized and authored Defusing Hate: A Strategic Communication Guide to Counteract Dangerous Speech. Defusing Hate, a resource for practitioners seeking to design communication-based interventions to prevent group-targeted harm, draws upon diverse fields such as marketing and cognitive neuroscience.

Rachel is also the founder and CEO of Sisi ni Amani-Kenya (SNA-K), a Kenyan NGO that pioneered new strategies to build local capacity for peacebuilding and civic engagement, pioneering a text-messaging model and platform that enabled local peacebuilders to send civic education, engagement, and violence prevention messages directly to more than 65,000 subscribers in Nairobi and the Rift Valley throughout Kenya’s 2013 election cycle. In 2012 she was recognized as a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow.

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