#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
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 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.