A new online resource to strengthen the fight against hate will launch on Thursday June 16 at 7:30 pm, including an introduction to its various features. Register to attend here.
(TORONTO, ON) – UJA’s Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre has launched Hatepedia.ca, an important new resource in Canadian efforts to combat antisemitism and all forms of hate.
“Countering the rise of online hate – and its dangerous connections to real-world violence – requires new tools,” said Dara Solomon, Executive Director of the Holocaust Education Centre. “This is especially the case as online hate takes many forms and is constantly evolving.”
“Symbols, memes, and slogans are key indicators of hate activity, but are not easily recognized,” said Solomon. With anti-hate resources in Canada currently limited, Hatepedia fills a critical gap in civil society. “It offers parents, educators, researchers, legal authorities, elected officials, and others practical resources to identify and contextualize online hate.”
A digital research hub, Hatepedia has been developed by the Centre with funding from the Online Hate Research and Education Project, a part of the Government of Canada’s Anti-Racism Action Program. It contains guides and resources for recognizing displays of hate, including Canada’s Hate Symbol List and Canada’s Hate Meme Database. Content will be continually updated to reflect the changing nature of online hate.