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September 15, 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

When it comes to hate speech in B.C., you have rights. Do you know what these are? BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner has released a guide to help people in B.C. better understand hate speech laws and their rights and responsibilities under those laws.

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, please join our Office for a public education session on the basics of hate speech law in B.C. Attendees will learn what it is and how to report it.

During this event, participants will learn:

  • What is hate speech?
  • What are my legal options if I have been targeted by hate speech?
  • How can we create caring, supportive communities to address the impacts of hate speech?

In this public session, our Legal and Engagement teams will share the top five facts everyone should know about hate speech and the law. We will review hate speech resources on our website, discuss how best to support people who experience hate speech and what kind of community supports are available to help.

During this session, we will also provide a brief overview of Commissioner Govender’s provincial Inquiry into hate in the pandemic. Learn more about the Inquiry and how to participate at: hateinquiry.bchumanrights.ca

Event details:

If you need assistance registering or have questions about this event, please email Emily Chan, Engagement Advisor, at engagement@bchumanrights.ca or contact us on our toll-free number at 1-844-922-6472.

Accessibility notes:

  • Closed captioning will be available for this session.
  • For those joining the webinar from their phone, we will have a toll-free number available.
  • Please submit any other accessibility-related requests you may have via our registration page by Wednesday, Sept. 7. We will try our best to find options that will work for you.