Thank you to all attendees, speakers and panelists for an amazing Action Summit.

In case you missed it, please enjoy Arndrea Waters King and Martin Luther King III as they reflect on the legacy of the great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how it informs their work as human rights and hate crime activists and directors of the Drum Major Institute.

Schedule

ONLINE HATE: IN SEARCH OF REGULATORY SOLUTIONS TO A COMPLEX ISSUE

Explore  options for regulating online hate, including regulation of social media platforms and internet providers. You will hear from industry representatives from technology giants like Facebook, Twitter and Shopify, and subject matter experts from Canada and around the world who will discuss options and potential pitfalls of regulation. 

Plenary Session: Welcome and Opening Keynote 

Katharina von Schnurbein
European Commission Coordinator on Combatting Antisemitism

Wednesday April 14 | 1:00 pm ET

Session 1: Options for a Regulatory Framework  

Wednesday April 14 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm ET  

Session 2: The View from Industry

Wednesday April 14 | 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm ET

Plenary Session/Public Lecture: 

Martin Luther King III
Chairman, Drum Major Institute, Global Human Rights Activist 

Arndrea Waters King
President, Drum Major Institute, Hate Crimes Activist

Wednesday April 14 | 5:00 pm ET 

Session 3: Complexities of Regulating the Online Environment

Thursday April 15 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am ET

Session 4: Workshop 

Thursday April 15 | 11:30 am – 12:45 pm ET

Plenary Session: Track Summary and Closing Keynote   

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault
Minister of Canadian Heritage

Thursday April 15 | 1:15 pm -2:15 pm ET 

Remedies and Redress for Online Hate: Shifting Power

Explore remedies outside of criminal law for targets of online hate, including a civil remedy to replace s. 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, transformative and restorative justice models, and/or tribunal processes. 
 
You will hear from subject matter experts about the scope of the problem of online hate, innovative forms of remedy and redress that have been used in the context of online hate, and survivor-focused approaches that have been used in other contexts and may be relevant in addressing online hate.

Plenary Session: Welcome and Opening Keynote

Katharina von Schnurbein
European Commission Coordinator on Combatting Antisemitism 

Wednesday April 14 | 1:00 pm  

 

Session 1: Online Hate – The Scope of the Problem 

Wednesday April 14 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm ET 

Session 2: Human Rights and Civil Law Remedies  

Wednesday April 14 | 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm ET 

Plenary Session/Public Lecture:  

Martin Luther King III
Chairman, Drum Major Institute, Global Human Rights Activist  

Arndrea Waters King
President, Drum Major Institute, Hate Crimes Activist

Wednesday April 14 | 5:00 pm ET   

Session 3: Alternative Remedies and Approaches 

Thursday April 15 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am ET 

 

Session 4: Workshop  

Thursday April 15 | 11:30 am – 12:45 pm ET  

Plenary Session: Track Summary and Closing Keynote   

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault
Minister of Canadian Heritage

Thursday April 15 | 1:15 pm -2:15 pm ET  

Raising Public Awareness of Online Hate: What It Is and What Can We Do

 

Set the groundwork for a public education campaign rooted in public opinion research, the objectives of which will be to increase awareness about online hate and furnish digital citizens with tools to identify online hate and report it.

You will learn about the breadth of the problem, challenges of identifying online hate, Canadians’ experiences and perception of online hate, and the rights and responsibilities of industry and users in helping to build on online community that is safe and accessible for all.

 

Plenary Session: Welcome and Opening Keynote

Katharina von Schnurbein
European Commission Coordinator on Combatting Antisemitism 

Wednesday April 14 | 1:00 pm  

Session 1: What Is – and Is Not – Online Hate  

Wednesday April 14 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm ET 

Session 2: Understanding How to Talk to Canadians about Online Hate  

Wednesday April 14 | 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm ET 

Plenary Session/Public Lecture:  

Martin Luther King III
Chairman, Drum Major Institute,
Global Human Rights Activist  

Arndrea Waters King
President, Drum Major Institute,
Hate Crimes Activist

Wednesday April 14 | 5:00 pm ET   

Session 3: Rights and Responsibilities in Building an Online Community 

Thursday April 15 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am ET 

Session 4: Workshop  

Thursday April 15 | 11:30 am – 12:45 pm ET  

Plenary Session: Track Summary and Closing Keynote   

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault
Minister of Canadian Heritage

Thursday April 15 | 1:15 pm -2:15 pm ET  

Action Summit to Combat online hate

Organized by the Canadian Coalition to Combat Antisemitism
Funded by the Government of Canada
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