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After the Referendum: Peter Sagar
22 June 2018 @ 10:00
The European Referendum, coming closely after the appalling murder of Jo Cox, was a watershed moment on the life of our nation. It ushered in a spike in racist hate crimes and seemed to embolden many, who felt that suddenly they could say whatever they wanted and do whatever they wanted without consequences, no matter how destructive or hurtful their behaviour was.
Since the events of June 2016, many people have commented that we are living in ‘dangerous times’. But what exactly has been happening in Northeast England in the months since the EU referendum? How has it been reported? And what conclusions can be drawn? Perhaps most pertinently, what can we expect in the coming months and years and how can we prepare?
Peter Sagar from A Living Tradition has documented over 100 incidents in our region, connected to race hatred and far-right activity since June 2016.
Come to Room G.08 in the Armstrong Building at Newcastle University at 10 a.m. on Friday 22nd June, to hear about what has been happening and join the discussion about how we can respond effectively to the upsurge in racial hatred and violence.
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