Behaviour that incites and amplifies hate against individuals based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability is on the rise and increasingly visible in our society. Hate crime figures are at record levels, with more than 105,000 incidents recorded in England and Wales in 2019-20, an increase of 8 per cent on the previous year.
Dr Keith Spiller, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Birmingham City University
Sara Khan, Commissioner for Countering Extremism, Home Office (Provisional)
Senior Representative, Counter Terrorism Policing
Mustafa Field, Director, Faiths Forum for London
Terence McCorry, Disability Hate Crime Advocate, Leonard Cheshire
Mark Gardner, Chief Executive, Community Security Trust
Imran Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Countering Digital Hate
Rebecca Skellett, Head of Strong Cities Network, ISD
Cllr Debra Coupar, Deputy Leader, Leeds City Council and Co-Chair,
Special Interest Group on Countering Extremism, Local Government Association
Westminster Insight’s ‘Tackling Hateful Extremism Digital Conference’ will bring together expert speakers and practitioners working with those vulnerable to radicalisation and the victims of hate incidents, to explore a whole-society approach to combating hateful extremism.
Social media allows extremists to spread hateful ideologies, conspiracy theories and misinformation faster and to larger audiences than ever before. Find out how to improve media literacy of individuals of all ages in your communities and tackle misinformation, with expert input from The Center for Countering Digital Hate and Shout Out UK.
Join with peers from central government, police, national and local leaders, prevent officers, teachers and front line service professionals, to network and explore how to create a safer and more inclusive society.