Hate/Bias Response Symposium

Target Audience

The primary audience for this symposium is teams or individuals working directly on hate/bias education, prevention, response, and healing within a higher education setting, which typically includes: 

  • Chief Diversity Officers
  • Affirmative Action Directors
  • Counseling staff
  • LGBT+ Directors
  • Multicultural Directors
  • Campus Climate Coordinators
  • Residence Life stakeholders
  • Violence Prevention Specialists
  • University Police
  • Student activists

This symposium will also benefit higher education faculty/staff/administrators who understand this work is bigger than one person or any team, anti-racist and social justice-centered K-12 educators, businesses/organizations who care about people, and those who want to do their part to advance inclusivity, equity, and justice within our collective spheres of influence. 

Harnessing Radical Hope for Collective Action

December 3–4, 2019
Hosted at UW-La Crosse

Join us for a two-day symposium on hate/bias prevention, response, and healing, built around a social justice framework, in an effort to facilitate and sustain educational/organizational systems that are more safe, equitable and just.

Sponsored by the UW-La Crosse Research & Resource Center for Campus Climate and the UWL Hate Response Team, in partnership with We Are Many United-Against Hate.

Objectives include:

  • Explore trends and best practices for hate/bias prevention, response, and healing centered engagement
  • Grapple with current issues, legal complexities, and institutional barriers regarding hate/bias incidents & crimes
  • Provide support, resources, and ideas for schools and organizations working toward the establishment or sustainment of anti-hate/bias efforts
  • Examine institutional accountability, particularly from a counter-narrative lens, for hate/bias prevention and response
  • Disrupt institutional systems, climates, and cultures that support any manifestation of hate/bias
  • Establish a network of hate/bias preventers, responders, and healers throughout higher education and beyond
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