The many faces of the far right

Far-right extremism and the extreme narratives held by the far fight continue to pose a threat to community safety and national security. Its impact is felt on a daily basis by individuals and communities across the U.K. Though very often far right extremism is rooted in its local context, the far-right extreme narratives know no national and international borders. Online connectivity is of course making the extreme interchanges more common and easy.

Birmingham University in partnership with Birmingham City Council would like to take this opportunity to invite you to an event that will be taking place at the University of Birmingham. The event will seek to raise awareness of ‘the multiple faces of the far right’, as well as consider what an alternative voice to the far right may look like.

This event is built on the experiences of those individuals that are on the front line tackling far-right extremism and will incorporate the views key institutional, practitioner, community and academic stakeholders. The event will shed light on the various discourses of the far right; from Islamophobia to anti-Semitism; as well as looking at how the far right have engaged both the Polish and Sikh community, as well as how football is used as a means to foster support or credence for far right discourses. The event will also offer you an opportunity to hear the story of a survivor of far right violence, revealing how courage and forgiveness can empower victims to challenge hate crime. A wider conversation will also be facilitated via a question and answer session.

More information here.

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