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Around the world, debates on national security, immigration, equality, and public health have become rabbit holes for the exploitation of fear and hate, contributing to a disturbing groundswell of xenophobia, racism, and scare-mongering. Neo-Nazi and white supremacy movements are on the march while instances of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and harassment against the religious “other”, by governments, individuals or social groups, were reported in 185 out of 198 countries in a recent survey by the Pew Research Center. Hate crimes have also been rising as competing ideologies feed off each other, resulting in what is referred to as "reciprocal radicalization." These are not isolated phenomenon or the loud voices of a few fringe people. Hate is moving into the mainstream – in liberal democracies and authoritarian systems alike – undermining social cohesion, eroding shared values, and laying the foundation for violence. Hear from global civil society leaders working to call attention to and counter hate speech; raise awareness about respect for human rights, non-discrimination, and tolerance; and interrupt violence via intervention and deradicalization.

Speakers

  • Elif İrem AZ, Consultant, Media Watch on Hate Speech, Hrant Dink Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey @HrantDinkFnd
  • James GOMEZ, Regional Director, Asia Centre, Bangkok, Thailand and Johor Bahru, Malaysia @asiacentre_org
  • Christian PICCIOLINI, Author, Breaking Hate: Confronting The New Culture of Extremism; and Founder, Free Radicals Project, Chicago, IL, USA @cpicciolini @FreeRadicalsOrg
  • Oren SEGAL, Vice-President, Center on Extremism, Anti-Defamation League, New York City, NY USA @orensegal

Moderator

  • Nathan BOMEY, Reporter, USA TODAY and Author, Bridge Builders: Bringing People Together in a Polarized Age, Washington, DC, USA @NathanBomey

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Thank you to the following organizations for supporting this event and sharing program information with their members:

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Around the world, debates on national security, immigration, equality, and public health have become rabbit holes for the exploitation of fear and hate, contributing to a disturbing groundswell of xenophobia, racism, and scare-mongering. Neo-Nazi and white supremacy movements are on the march while instances of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and harassment against the religious “other”, by governments, individuals or social groups, were reported in 185 out of 198 countries in a recent survey by the Pew Research Center. Hate crimes have also been rising as competing ideologies feed off each other, resulting in what is referred to as "reciprocal radicalization." These are not isolated phenomenon or the loud voices of a few fringe people. Hate is moving into the mainstream – in liberal democracies and authoritarian systems alike – undermining social cohesion, eroding shared values, and laying the foundation for violence. Hear from global civil society leaders working to call attention to and counter hate speech; raise awareness about respect for human rights, non-discrimination, and tolerance; and interrupt violence via intervention and deradicalization.

Speakers

  • Elif İrem AZ, Consultant, Media Watch on Hate Speech, Hrant Dink Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey @HrantDinkFnd
  • James GOMEZ, Regional Director, Asia Centre, Bangkok, Thailand and Johor Bahru, Malaysia @asiacentre_org
  • Christian PICCIOLINI, Author, Breaking Hate: Confronting The New Culture of Extremism; and Founder, Free Radicals Project, Chicago, IL, USA @cpicciolini @FreeRadicalsOrg
  • Oren SEGAL, Vice-President, Center on Extremism, Anti-Defamation League, New York City, NY USA @orensegal

Moderator

  • Nathan BOMEY, Reporter, USA TODAY and Author, Bridge Builders: Bringing People Together in a Polarized Age, Washington, DC, USA @NathanBomey

Click here for headshots and biographies.


Thank you to the following organizations for supporting this event and sharing program information with their members:

EWCLive-Feb16-AllPartnerLogos

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