ELLENSBURG – Life on the streets can be extremely dangerous, but also enticing and exciting. Sammy Rangel from “Life After Hate”, knows it, because he lived it. But he also knows street life can be escaped.
That’s the reason he started “Formers Anonymous” a national self-help group for addicts and criminals hooked on street life, but looking for support and answers about change and recovery. He says the key is establishing a relationship.
Rangel now is the executive director of “Life After Hate,” a non-profit agency—founded and run by former violent extremists—which offers consulting, interventions, outreach, and support for those getting away from such extremism, such as white supremacy groups.
Rangel is speaking this evening at Central Washington University about his current work. Rangel has also been offering combating hate workshops for faculty, staff, and students while at Central.