Hate Speech: Crisis and Conversation

The Boniuk Charitable Foundation at Rice University, and Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Houston invite you to register for the first in a series of public summits addressing Hate Speech - Crisis and Conversation. 

The first of the summits will take place on November 3, 7:00 p.m. CST at Rice University.

Click here to view a printable version of the flyer. 

Please visit the UH Department of Modern and Classicial Languages to find out more about this series.

The four summits convened will address both historical and new manifestations of hate speech. The summits include the following four conference-style gatherings. 

  1. The Return of Antisemitism, addressing the spike in hate crimes targeting  Jewish populations
  2. Anti-Islam and Racialized Islam, addressing the continued rise of hate crimes  targeting Muslim populations
  3. The Internet, Hate Speech and Post-Truth, addressing the primary vehicle for hate speech today
  4. Free Speech Vs. Hate Speech, a roundtable discussion and debate 

The summit presentations and discussions offer a solutions-based approach to the problem of hate speech. In other words, experts will offer critical feedback on existing measures to address hate speech (what has worked and what has not). They will based on their research, scholarship, and activism, propose original, innovative, and cutting-edge solutions for today’s new normal. Solutions may include specific government policies, new areas of academic research, or grassroots initiatives. 

Each summit allows for ample engagement between presenters and the informed public, debating among many things the particular solutions proposed.

Please Email Anusheh Siddique at asiddique3@uh.edu for questions.