A new online resource to strengthen the fight against hate
TORONTO, ON – UJA’s Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre has launched Hatepedia.ca, an important new resource in Canadian efforts to combat antisemitism and all forms of hate.
“Countering the rise of online hate – and its dangerous connections to real-world violence – requires new tools,” said Dara Solomon, Executive Director of the Holocaust Education Centre. “This is especially the case as online hate takes many forms and is constantly evolving.”
“Symbols, memes, and slogans are key indicators of hate activity, but are not easily recognized,” said Solomon. With anti-hate resources in Canada currently limited, Hatepedia fills a critical gap in civil society. “It offers parents, educators, researchers, legal authorities, elected officials, and others practical resources to identify and contextualize online hate.”
A digital research hub, Hatepedia has been developed by the Centre with funding from the Online Hate Research and Education Project, a part of the Government of Canada’s Anti-Racism Action Program. It contains guides and resources for recognizing displays of hate, including Canada’s Hate Symbol List and Canada’s Hate Meme Database. Content will be continually updated to reflect the changing nature of online hate.
Members of the media and public are invited to join us on Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 pm for a special webinar launching Hatepedia, including an introduction to its various features. Register to attend here.
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In 2023, UJA’s Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre will be transformed into the newly built Toronto Holocaust Museum. As the premier destination for Holocaust education in Greater Toronto, the Museum will present an immersive educational experience for students and visitors from all walks of life. The Museum’s thoughtfully designed space has the capacity for greatly expanded programming to engage a wide range of audiences with this difficult history, while ensuring visitors reflect on its contemporary relevancy. We are grateful to the Azrieli Foundation for their generous support as lead donor in the development of the Museum.
The Museum’s five themed galleries will engage visitors through participation and interaction which incorporate films, artifacts, images, testimonies, interactive maps, and curated tours on tablets. The customizable experience shares the narratives of the Holocaust—stories of trauma, resilience, and survival—essential to Jewish and Canadian history. Through its exhibits and programs, the Toronto Holocaust Museum will generate knowledge and understanding about the Holocaust and serve as a forum for dialogue about civil society for present and future generations.
For more information, please visit the Holocaust Education Centre’s website: https://www.holocaustcentre.com.