Countering Hate At Home: A Discussion With Dr. Barbara Perry

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - While the surge of right-wing extremism in Canada predates the onset of COVID, the pandemic has provided additional fodder to feed the conspiracy theories and disinformation that inspire the far-right. "Countering Hate at Home,"  a discussion with Dr. Barbara Perry, explores the emerging patterns that characterize the contemporary movement, while providing some thoughts about how local communities can – and have – faced down hate at home. 
 
In light of recent events very close to home, the Niagara Falls Anti-Racism Committee is hosting this event to provide a better understanding of the rise of extremism and the impact it has on our community.

Countering Hate at Home: Communities Resist the Rise of Right-wing Extremism

When: June 27, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Niagara Falls History Museum – Sherman Zavitz Theatre
Price: Free
How:  Please register for this important discussion.

To learn more about this free event, and to register, visit ActiveNet.
 
About Dr. Barbara Perry 
Barbara Perry is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University, and the Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism. She also holds a UNESCO Chair in Hate Studies, a field in which she has written. She is currently working in the areas of anti-Muslim violence, anti-Semitic hate crime, the community impacts of hate crime, and right-wing extremism in Canada. She is regularly called upon by policy makers, practitioners, and local, national and international media as an expert on hate crime and right-wing extremism.

For more information, contact:
Clark Bernat
Culture & Museums Manager
Recreation and Culture
[email protected]

Posted on: 6/22/2022 3:38 PM - Category: Media Releases