This in-person event will be held at the Phoenix Cinema, Leicester.
We will begin the event with a 30-minute live podcast episode of ‘Hidden Hate’ in which Amy and Neil will be joined by two special guests, the CEOs of two leading hate crime organisations, Alison Vincent from the Sophie Lancaster Foundation and Rose Simkins from Stop Hate UK. Together, we’ll be discussing the current landscape of hate, what’s changed in recent years, and where we can go from here. This will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A session with the audience. After a short comfort break, Amy will lead a 20-minute interview with some of the film’s participants who bravely share their experiences of hate crime victimisation, as well as the film-maker Hayley Evans. We will then showcase the brand-new film, ‘Revisiting the Harms of Hate’ which will last around 15-minutes. After the film, we invite all guests to join us for a food and drinks reception at the venue.
What kinds of harms do hate crimes pose? And how do experiences of, and reactions to those harms evolve during times of extraordinary political, social and economic change?
Ten years on from producing the award-winning film The Harms of Hate, Professor Neil Chakraborti re-connects with original film participants and other victims of hate crime to assess how their experiences have been affected by a decade characterised by hostility, volatility and toxicity. Revisiting the Harms of Hate, a new Leverhulme Trust-funded film, centres the voices of people typically considered as members of ‘hard-to-reach’ groups – or perhaps more pertinently ‘easy to ignore’. Introducing the film alongside Professor Chakraborti is his ‘Hidden Hate’ podcast co-host Dr Amy Clarke, and two special guests to record a live episode that explores some key themes of the film. We’ll also hear directly from some of the film participants and the film-maker about their experiences.
The event will be led by University of Leicester academics Dr Amy Clarke, Deputy Director of the Centre for Hate Studies and Professor Neil Chakraborti, Director of the Centre for Hate Studies and Director of the Institute for Policy.
Due to licencing restrictions this event is open to those aged 18 and over only.