18 2021

The Holocaust and Memes

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

The Holocaust and Memes: Launching the Neuberger’s Online Hate Research & Education Project

At the conclusion of the National Summit on Antisemitism in late July, UJA’s Sarah & Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre received a $340,000 grant from Canadian Heritage to fund the 18-month Online Hate Research and Education Project (OHREP). The OHREP will address the distressing surge of antisemitism and other forms of bigotry by exploring how extremist online culture shapes hate and dangerously influences youth and other groups. The results of this research will provide the community with the important data required in the fight against antisemitism.

Online hate is spreading faster than ever before. Too often, what starts with online radicalization can turn into real-world violence. As Canadians spend more time on social media – accelerated by the pandemic – online hate increasingly poses a serious and growing threat. Unfortunately, the ongoing trend of radicalization and hardening bigotries has also accelerated, with both Jewish and other Canadian communities facing harassment, threats, assaults, and in some horrific cases, murder.

Join the Neuberger as the OHREP team unpacks the focus and motivations behind this innovative anti-hate initiative.