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Webinars and Conferences

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WEBINARS AND CONFERENCES

The CPRLV gives webinars on topics related to the prevention of radicalization leading to violence and of hate crimes and incidents. These online presentations are adapted to the needs of different groups wishing to learn more about the CPRLV‘s role and the services offered by the Centre.

For for any information, questions or requests, please write to info@info-radical.org.

To come

Gender and Radicalization: How gendered behaviours bias our analyses 

Women’s role in extremist movements and ideologies is often wrongly underestimated, notably as concerns politico-religious radicalization. The CPRLV offers a webinar exploring gender issues in analyses of radicalization and violent extremism, addressed through sexological, historical, and political perspectives. More precisely, it will address the issue of how gender, sexuality,and gender stereotypes and related biases, provide us with key elements of understanding when it comes to taking action for prevention or intervention in situations of radicalization leading to violence.

Dates and Time:
July 8, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in French
July 9, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in English

Registration at info@info-radical.org

Radicalization leading to violence, hate-motivated acts, and social distancing: How can we train prevention agents? The CPRLV’s upcoming webinars 

In this period of social distancing, training workshops and programs present a particular challenge for actors and organizations involved in the prevention of radicalization leading to violence and hate-motivated acts. How can we address such sensitive and complex themes through virtual means? Is it possible to develop and maintain knowledge among different prevention actors? Is the online format well-suited for dialogue and learning around these issues?

With its promising program of innovative and engaging webinars, launched at the very start of the confinement period, the Center for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV) wants to share its experience and new offer of webinars with its different partners.

This webinar, destined to prevention and education organizations, municipalities, and local or national governments, will allow participants to learn about good practices for online training programs in the field of prevention of radicalization leading to violence and hate-motivated acts, as well as the CPRLV’s new webinars offer at their disposition.

Dates and Time:
July 15, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in French
July 16, 2020, from 9:30 to a.m. 10:30 a.m., in English

Registration at info@info-radical.org

Preventing radicalization leading to violence 101

An introduction to the various aspects of radicalization leading to violence, with the following objectives in mind:

  • To enable participants to understand the characteristics of different types of violent radicalization (right-wing, left-wing, religious and single-cause extremism);
  • To permit participants to recognize and understand behaviours and situations contributing to violent radicalization;
  • To enable participants to identify risk and protection factors for violent radicalization;
  • To teach participants appropriate attitudes, forms of intervention or administrative procedures for dealing with situations involving radicalization.

Date and Time:
July 22, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in French
July 23, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in English

Registration at info@info-radical.org

Survivalists: A Return to Roots? Or Roots of Hate?

While survivalism draws increasing attention in our societies, especially in the context of the coronarivus pandemic, this webinar will explore this radical lifestyle, that often consists of preparing to various catastrophes through survival techniques and activities, can sometimes involves political ramifications, despite the fact that most people adopt it for recreational reasons.

While a survivalist lifestyle might be considered radical, the relationship between survivalism, extreme ideologies, and violence, must be properly unpacked in order to accurately understand the nuances displayed within this heterogenous movement. This webinar will thus explore the historical, cultural, and ideological origins of survivalism, which will allow us to better understand the linkages between survivalism and violent extremism, and more precisely to certain far-right extremist groups inspired by or adhering to this movement. Conversely, we will examine how certain apolitical survivalist groups practice this radical lifestyle without any ideological or violent agenda.

Date and Time:
July 29, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in French
July 30, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in English

Registration at info@info-radical.org

Resisting Hate Speech and Conspiracy Theories in the days of Coronavirus

Beyond generating anxiety, the current coronavirus pandemic is also related to an increase in the diffusion of hate speech and conspiracy theories, putting forward a racist and xenophobic perspective of the crisis. Whether they are spread by extremist groups or ordinary individuals on social media, these messages convey false informations that might prove a danger to social togetherness. In this presentation, we will explore the issues of hate speech and conspiracy theories within the contexts of global crises, as well as take a look at how those discourses are displayed and diffused in the current Québec context. Finally, we will discuss good practices of information-seeking, and other ways of avoiding the diffusion of informations that are not only false, but also potentially harmful to many of our fellow citizens.

Dates and Time:
August 12, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in French
August 13, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in English

Registration at info@info-radical.org

The Manosphere: between adaptation to a new model of equality and the hatred of women

For a few years now, events relayed in the news have increasingly attracted the public’s attention on movements asking for a return to traditional values, questioning the place of women in society, and rejecting our constitutional societies’ institutional model, especially as concerns gender equality. Have recent historical feminist victories, in Québec as elsewhere, encouraged the emergence of concerns over men’s roles in society, as well as anxieties over the centrality of the masculine model? Without pretending to offer an exhaustive answer to this question, the CPRLV wants to offer a webinar aimed at demystifying different movements associated to the manosphere. This mostly online environment invites growing curiosity in various sectors, including the academic community. Thus, in this webinar, we will provide descriptions of the main components of this movement – such as the Incels – as well as of their respective levels of radicality, and main activities or practices. Finally, the webinar will explore the context of these movements’ emergence, their means of diffusion and communication, their vocabulary, and the concrete forms through which they express violence – gendered or otherwise.

Dates and Time:
September 2, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in French
September 3, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in English

Registration at info@info-radical.org

  • 8 July 2020
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Radicalization leading to violence, hate-motivated acts, and social distancing: How can we train prevention agents? The CPRLV’s upcoming webinars

In this period of social distancing, training workshops and programs present a particular challenge for actors and organizations involved in the prevention of radicalization leading to violence and hate-motivated acts. How can we address such sensitive and complex themes through virtual means? Is it possible to develop and maintain knowledge among different prevention actors? Is […]
  • 8 July 2020
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Webinar offered to the City of Strasbourg

The CPRLV offered a webinar on support and engagement as means to intervene and prevent radicalization leading to violence to the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg.For requests for online presentations and/or trainings, please write to info@info-radical.org.
  • 6 July 2020
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Webinar offered on conspiracy theories and hate speech

The CPRLV offered a webinar on “Resisting Hate Speech and Conspiracy Theories in the days of Coronavirus” for and in collaboration with the Centre de ressources pour la prévention des radicalités sociales (CRPRS), based in Lille, France. This was the last of a cycle of 4 webinars that began in early June.The participants that attended this webinar […]