#STOPHATEAB PROVINCIAL YOUTH FORUM

 

 

The #STOPHATEAB Provincial Youth Forum, hosted by the Alberta Hate Crime Committee, engaged young people in responding to hate in Alberta. We would like to thank the Department of Justice, Government of Canada for their support to this forum as part of the National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

 

When: April 22, 2015.

 

Who: Young people, between the ages of 16-24.

 

What was accomplished at the forum?

  • Fostered an understanding of hate, its impacts and the important role young people can play in being an active witness

  • Heard from young people who have experienced hate first-hand

  • Participants played an integral role in creating identities and scenarios related to hate which will be incorporated into an interactive smart phone app

  • Connectted and shared ideas with youth from across Alberta

  • Kickstarted the #stophateab campaign by engaging in social media and sharing perspectives on hate and inclusion

  • Watched the 2015 Calgary Hate Crime Awards ceremony and engage with award recipients

Participant Options:

In person participants in Calgary – Program was a full day from 9 am – 3 pm
Virtual participants participated in a half day program from 9 am – 11:30 am. A select number of schools hosted local events to present local AHCC awards and foster a conversation with students.

 

For more information:

email info@jhcentre.org or call 780.453.2638

 

Thank you to the Department of Justice, Government of Canada for their support to this forum as part of the National Victims of Crime Awareness Week.

Alberta Hate Crimes Committee initiatives are made possible by the support of:

  • Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

  • Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund

  • Calgary Police Service

  • John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

  • Coalitions Creating Equity

  • REACH Edmonton