Fighting Hate Speech: Global Perspectives
|Date||Thu, Jun 16, 8:00am - 9:00am|
The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), jointly with the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme and the United Nations Outreach Programme on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery, and the Outreach Programme on the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, to mark the first International Day for Countering Hate Speech, is organizing a virtual event to recognize the significant role of higher education and academics, in the global efforts to promote human dignity and inclusion in times when dissemination of hatred is alarming and rising. Please see below the details of this event:
Topic: FIGHTING HATE SPEECH: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
Date: Thursday, 16 June, 2022
Time: 9am - 10:30am EDT (New York time)
RSVP/Registration form: Click here
Please note that no certificate of attendance or participation will be provided
Objective: This event will highlight the activities in terms of teaching, research, and community engagement that are carried out in universities and colleges to counter hate speech on campus and beyond, and the contribution of the work of institutions of higher education to create awareness and change policies in this regard. Moreover, and through the opinion of experts in the field with roles in international organizations, we will share ideas on how to reinforce the role of academia to address the challenges derived from hate speech.
About the discussion series:
Beyond the long shadow: engaging with difficult histories is a live discussion series organized by the United Nations Department of Global Communications. The series is organized by the Outreach Programme on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery, the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, and the Outreach Programme on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and the United Nations. The aim of the collaborative series is to develop a deeper understanding of the legacies of these painful histories – and through examining the past, consider how best to build a world that is just, where all can live in dignity and peace.
To learn more about the issues and the work the United Nations is doing to counter hate speech, visit Hate Speech | United Nations.
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