Shannon Martinez - Unrig Summit: Nashville

Shannon Martinez

Shannon Martinez

Shannon Martinez

Program Manager | Free Radicals Project

Shannon Foley Martinez, a former neo-Nazi skinhead, has two decades of experience in developing community resource platforms aimed at inoculating individuals against violence-based lifestyles and ideologies. Foley Martinez has worked in at-risk communities teaching and developing dynamic resiliency skills. She has worked for school systems, nonprofits, and community organizations. Foley Martinez now works as the Program Manager for Free Radicals Project www.freeradicals.org. She has worked with such organizations as the UN Office of Counter Terrorism, the National Counterterrorism Center, Hedayah, The Center for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, UN Women, Google, and Twitter. Foley Martinez has assisted in training law enforcement officers, building programs for educators, and collaborating with policy makers. As the mother of seven children ages 21 down to 3, she feels passionately about building empowered, deeply connected families and communities.

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