It has been a difficult series of weeks for all of us; now more than ever we must unite to oppose hate speech that can find outlets amidst the fear and uncertainty caused by the spread of COVID-19. The CPRLV believes it is important to remain a digital space where you can continue to learn about our mandate and to be able to continue your reflections. We present our upcoming activities so that we can continue to pursue our mandate of education and awareness. To participate, no registration is required.
Here are our upcoming online activities. Please note that some activities will be held only in French.
“Resisting Hate Speech and Conspiracy Theories in the days of Coronavirus” Presentation
The health crisis surrounding the coronavirus, which generates anxiety, is also illustrated by the proliferation of hate speech and certain conspiracy theories that propagate a racist and xenophobic interpretation of the virus. Whether it is content deliberately disseminated by extremist groups or simple ordinary comments exchanged by certain individuals on social networks, the current context points to disinformation that is dangerous for living-together. In this presentation, we will address the theme of hate speech and conspiracy theories in the context of the health crisis, as well as the illustration of hateful, racist and xenophobic comments circulating in Quebec in connection with the current crisis. Finally, we will discuss the courses of action and preventive behaviours that everyone can take to prevent the proliferation of speech that is not only false, but also has harmful consequences for many of our fellow citizens.
“Community mobilization – a collective strength” Panel
How can we unite to get through a time of crisis, especially for vulnerable and/or stigmatized individuals and communities? Let’s explore community mobilization and its power for collective construction.
Date: Wednesday, 8 April, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in French
Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/288060294
“Preventing Radicalization Leading to Violence 101” training
Learn about the different facets of radicalization leading to violence.
- Become familiar with the CPRLV’s structure, activities and mission.
- Become familiar with the characteristics of various forms of violent extremism.
- Recognize the behavioural changes presented by individuals who are vulnerable to radicalization or in a radicalized state.
- With the help of a manual, identify the vulnerability, protective and contextual factors potentially associated with radicalization.
- Understand the nature of one’s role in preventing violent radicalization in one’s workplace.
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in French
“Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents 101” presentation
The growth of hate-motivated acts, whether criminal or not, is now a major social problem, not only in Quebec but for all contemporary societies confronted with the harmful consequences of these acts of hatred, rejection or exclusion. Although hate-motivated acts are nothing new, they are the subject of growing public attention, including in Quebec, as evidenced by the media coverage of several hateful episodes or acts in the province in recent years. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an educational perspective on this theme of hate crimes and incidents. Several themes will be addressed, including definitional issues, statistical data and prevention methods that can be implemented both locally and internationally.
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in French / 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in English
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com – It will be our pleasure to answer your questions.
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