BPI Equality Training Programme: Understanding Antisemitism
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS FOR BPI & AIM MEMBERS ONLY
This session will be held as a livestreamed webinar. Login details will be circulated shortly before the event start.
This workshop is designed to address another facet of racism and will be delivered by Danny Stone MBE, who has led the professional team at the Antisemitism Policy Trust for a decade, during which time is has helped to deliver a number of cross-party initiatives recognised by government and civil society organisations as crucial to the fight against antisemitism and other forms of racism. Before taking up his role, Danny was a senior lobbyist for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, an advisor to a Member of the British Parliament and a Student Union Campaigns Organiser. Danny has degrees from Nottingham and from Birkbeck, University of London in Government, Politics and Public Policy. He is an MCIPR, with a Diploma in Public Relations. Danny has extensive youth leadership experience and is a trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. He was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to Combating Hate Crime.
Aims of the seminar:
1. Increased understanding of who Jewish people are and the community in the United Kingdom.
2. Increased understanding of what antisemitism is, its scale and reach.
3. Knowledge about the different manifestations of antisemitism including but not limited to; conspiratorial, Holocaust denial, Israel and Zionism-linked.
4. To understand antisemitism online, its impact and pervasiveness
5. For participants to be able to determine antisemitism when they see it and explain why something might be antisemitic.
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and voice opinions anonymously, in a safe and non-judgemental environment. We hope you find the session enlightening and empowering.
About The Antisemitism Policy Trust
The Antisemitism Policy Trust works to educate decision makers and opinion formers about antisemitism, delivering events and educational programming to help them better understand anti-Jewish racism, and supporting them to take action against it. This work occurs in close partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism to which the Trust provides the secretariat. The Trust is regularly called on to brief MPs, Ministers, Political Parties and others about antisemitism. The Antisemitism Policy Trust has led policy work on online harms, intersectional abuse and in other areas, and has been awarded grants by the UK Government, and recognised overseas for its work. This included by Norway’s Governing party which presented its prestigious Sjur LindebrÃkke Memorial Prize for human rights to the Trust.
The Trust’s vision is simple. It is that every society has people with the necessary skills and understanding, and the infrastructure in place to address and prevent antisemitism, with the ultimate aim of eliminating it entirely. They exist to educate and empower opinion formers to address antisemitism. In 2019, reports of antisemitism online in the UK increased 50% compared to the previous year. Antisemitism has been steadily rising and we need this trend to reverse. The Trust wants to help educate those that might be in a position to do something about antisemitism and help us turn that tide.
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