Upstanders not Bystanders

An interfaith event exploring strategies for challenging hate speech as it is happening.

In the run up to Holocaust Memorial Day Interfaith Glasgow presents;

Upstanders Not Bystanders

One of a series of events by Interfaith Glasgow marking World Interfaith Harmony Week

Have you ever thought about what you’d do if you were a witness to a hate crime? Many victims report the fact that others stood by and did nothing as particularly distressing. But how many of us are sure we’d have the confidence to step up and would know what to do?

In this interfaith event, we will explore together strategies for challenging hate speech as it is happening, so as to empower each other to stand up to prejudice and support each other in challenging times.

We will hear from:

Farkhanda Chaudry, Experienced trainer and Equality Development Officer with East Renfewshire Council

Sarah Robinson Galloway, Senior Action on Prejudice Officer for Youth Link Scotland

Sabahat Rabbani, a niqab wearing Muslim woman who has experienced prejudice and abuse

There will be tea, coffee, cake and time for discussion.

All are welcome.

This forms part of a trilogy of events by Interfaith Glasgow to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2020 titled “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally”. It addresses three pressing global challenges: rising levels of prejudice and hate crime; climate change; and the growing need to welcome and support people displaced by conflict and poverty. WIHW provides an ideal opportunity to recognise our interconnectedness with those facing the same challenges elsewhere; and to see our local efforts to address them within the global context, standing in solidarity with all those who seek to create a better world.

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