Eradicate Hate: A new look at Extremism

  • Wed 7 Mar 18

    14:00 - 16:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    The THINK Series

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Fay Wilson

This THINK! session will discuss the causes of political extremism, radicalisation, hate crime, and highlight the campaigning strategies being undertaken to fight against them.

Britain is currently experiencing a worrying spike in political violence, and in hate crimes driven by race, religion or gender identity following the Brexit referendum, recent terror attacks, and a coarsening public discourse.

Organisations such as Hope Not Hate and MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development) are working hard to highlight these issues, and to combat political extremism in all its forms. They also highlight not only the harms perpetuated by those intent on motivated violence, but also by the governmental, legal and social responses to political extremism.

Our two speakers are Owen Jones, a representative of Hope not Hate, a longstanding campaigning organisation which uses research, education, and public engagement to challenge mistrust and racism, and helps to build communities that are inclusive, celebrate shared identities, and are resilient to hate; and Isobel Kingscott,Head of Policy and Research at MEND, (Muslim Engagement and Development), a not-for-profit company that helps to empower and encourage British Muslims within local communities to be more actively involved in British media and politics, and which is particularly active in the fight against Islamophobia in Britain.

We are privileged and delighted to welcome Owen and Isobel to speak at our THINK Series on Wednesday 7 March at 2pm in the Ivor Crewe B.

No need to register for this free event - just turn up. 

Part of the THINK Series.