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Choosing Freedom: Safe Cult Talk

Mar 21, 2023 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Registration Deadline: Mar 22, 2023 12:00 AM

Join us for a deep dive into the dangers of cults. This talk will focus on hearing the firsthand experience of survivor, activist, and researcher, Professor Janja Lalich. This talk will focus on cults as a 'self-sealing system', from recruitment to indoctrination, to methods of influence and control. Professor Lalich will share her journey and expertise to help identify warning signs and provide helpful resources.  

About our Speaker: 
Janja Lalich, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita of Sociology, a researcher, author and cult survivor. She has been studying the social psychology of controversial groups and abusive relationships for more than 30 years. She is the founder of the nonprofit Lalich Center on Cults and Coercion, which offers psychoeducational courses for trauma and abuse survivors, as well as training for therapists and other helping professionals. She has written six books on the topic of cults and related issues.