White Supremacy and the Alt-Right: Community Leaders and Our Response to Hate Groups in Canada
Hart House, Music Room, 7 Hart House Circle
With recent attacks on targeted minorities, including the murder several weeks ago of 11 Jews in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, we must look more closely at both historical white supremacy and its manifestations today. Canada is not immune: Reported hate crimes in Canada rose 47% between 2015 and 2016. White nationalist Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy received over 25,000 votes. Why is white supremacy reappearing in Canada? Is it possible for riots like Charlottesville’s to appear in the streets of downtown Toronto? Panelists will discuss hate crimes and the alt-right on a campus, municipal, and national level, as well as community responses from the Jewish, Muslim, First Nations, and Black communities, among others.
Featuring The Mosaic Institute’s former CEO and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Bernie Farber; recipient of the J.S. Woodsworth Award for Human Rights Farheen Kahn; Human Rights Consultant and President of JSpace Canada Karen Mock, Chair of The International Network on Hate Studies and Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism at UOIT, Dr. Barbara Perry. Other speakers TBD
Dessert reception with pastries, coffee and tea will follow the event to continue the dialogue. Co-sponsored by Hillel UofT, The Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office, the Multi-Faith Centre, and Hart House.