Saturday, 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM, Studio West

In recent years, the normalization of hate speech throughout Europe has contributed to the radicalization of individuals and collectives against the Other, fueling hate crimes towards marginalized groups. Women, LGBTQI+, Roma, migrants, and minority faith communities are increasingly facing discrimination both online and offline and can be threatened or attacked on grounds of their identity. This introductory workshop will help you to gain an understanding of what hate speech is (and what it is not); identify what are the different forms of hate speech and how to assess their impact; address stereotypes and prejudices and consider appropriate responses to different instances of hate speech. In addition, this worskhop will aim to inspire you to act with concrete examples of contemporary initiatives against hate speech and for an open society.


Martin Pairet

Martin is Network and Capacity Building Manager at European Alternatives, a transnational civil society organisation and network promoting democracy, equality and culture beyond the nation-state. In 2018, he coordinated a training program for and with activists from Central and Eastern Europe to develop strategies and actions to counter hate speech targeted at LGBTQI+, Roma, migrants and faith based communities. Martin has been working in the non-profit sector for 10 years.