As you may be aware, one of the most challenging messages to give people in today’s society is the message of tolerance and racial understanding.
From his unique perspective, TJ Leyden, a former neo-Nazi skinhead can take you on the tough but fulfilling journey from a world of hate into a world of hope. As a leading recruiter, organizer and propagandist for the white supremacist and neo-Nazi movement, Leyden spent 15 years promoting hate, bigotry and racism.
TJ along with his wife Julie founded StrHATE Talk Consulting in 2001. StrHATE Talk is an organization that combats hate, bigotry, intolerance and discrimination through education.
After turning his back completely on the white power movement, TJ worked for 12 years (1996-2008) with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, 5 ½ of them with Task Force Against Hate. TJ was the first skinhead to leave the racist movement and voluntarily give up information about the inside workings of the neo-Nazi’s and their recruitment methods. He is the leading authority on the neo-Nazi skinhead movement, with over 30 years of experience in this field.
TJ Leyden was a featured speaker at the Clinton White House Conference on Hate in Washington D.C. and was a major contributor to California Governor Gray Davis’s report “Governor’s Advisory Panel on Hate Groups.” Leyden worked with Google’s Think, Do Tank, as a member of the steering committee for the S/A/V/E Summit (Summit Against Violent Extremism) which was put on by Google, CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) and Tribeca Films.
Leyden has trained members of the Pentagon, FBI, military, law enforcement (from 5 different Nations), educators, and over 850,000 students. He has also worked with the Department of Justice and other District Attorney’s offices on hate crimes cases where all defendants have been found guilty.
TJ has been seen on the History Channel’s Gangland Series (Hate Nation and Basic Training) and was a Technical Adviser for the FX hit show Sons of Anarchy, season 2. TJ worked with Dr. Phil as a subject matter expert. TJ has also appeared several times on FOX, CNN, MSNBC and other news agencies as an expert in the field of Hate and racism. TJ was also featured in Time Magazine and in over 2000 other publications, newspapers and BLOGs.
TJ Leyden co-author the book SKINHEAD CONFESSIONS from Hate to Hope in 2008, the autobiography of his life.