Our autumn conference, ‘A Generation without Hate’, will tackle the ongoing scourge of prejudice-motivated hate crime, which threatens both social cohesion and the freedom of individuals to interact in society without fear of prejudice, discrimination and torment.
This ongoing problem has been under the spotlight since the EU referendum in 2016, with significant increases in hate crime reported across Britain in the days immediately after the Brexit vote, leading to intense public and academic debate on how best to address it.
Combating and understanding the complex nature of hate crime is no easy task and one that requires a cross-sector and multi-agency approach.
Last year the Home Affairs Committee launched its Hate Crime Action Plan, at the heart of which is a plan for building stronger community partnerships and facilitating co-ordinated approaches, 'to ensure that best practice in tackling hate crime is understood and drawn upon in all our work'.
There is a strong commitment to increase funding and support for educational programmes to help tackle intolerance and prejudice in society.
Over two days in November, this residential conference in the heart of Windsor Great Park will bring together an invited group of frontline practitioners, educationalists, grant-makers, NGOs, academics, and advocacy groups to look at what works in combating hatred, and why it works.
To date there is limited evidence for the effectiveness of preventative and early intervention programmes in education settings. We will examine the existing evidence base for these educational interventions and seek to understand where any gaps lie, to inform educationalists and grant-makers about where best to direct their resources.
Convened under the Chatham House Rule to encourage free and open debate, ‘A Generation without Hate’ is a unique opportunity to explore the challenges involved in scaling up successful hate crime interventions and making them sustainable.
We aim to inspire and re-invigorate practitioners at the front-line of hate crime prevention, and to build networks of grant-makers and practitioners for more effective multi-agency working in the future.
- Professor Dominic Abrams, Professor of Social Psychology & Director of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes, University of Kent
- Claire Birkenshaw, Consultant, TransUmbrella
- Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Faith (and Northern Ireland)
- Dr Mark Chater, Director, Culham St Gabriel's Trust
- Sylvia Lancaster OBE, Founder, Sophie Lancaster Foundation
- Robert Posner, Chief Executive, The Anne Frank Trust UK
- Rose Simkins, CEO, Stop Hate UK
- Baljit Ubhey, Director of Prosecution Policy and Inclusion, Crown Prosecution Service
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