A year on from Brexit and in the wake of Finsbury Park: How do we tackle hate crime and bigotry?
- Thursday 29 June 2017, registration: 6.45pm, event: 7-8.30pm
- Room 308, University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY
A year has passed since the UK voted to leave the European Union, and the political landscape has changed dramatically. A tumultuous snap election has left us with a fragile government; the country has witnessed four terrorist attacks in as many months. On our streets, hate crime has increased since Brexit, and police forces across the country are reporting spikes since the recent terrorist attacks.
So what should we do?
What measures should policy-makers be considering? How might this change should a minority government collapse? What work should we be doing at the community level? What role should the media be playing? Is the increase in hate crime and bigotry related to the rise of the far-right?
- Nesrine Malik – Writer and Columnist for The Guardian.
- Dr Aaron Winter – Senior Lecturer in Criminology at University of East London. Expert on organised racism, right-wing extremism and terrorism.
- Liz Feteke – Director of the Institute of Race Relations
- Magda Fabianczyk – Visual Artist, and Polish women’s rights activist
- Catherine West MP – Member of Parliament for Hornsey and Wood Green
Please arrive early as seats are limited. The panel will last 1 hour and a half, followed by a mix and mingle with the speakers that can stay. The event will be live streamed on Facebook.