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Beyond Dialogue: free training sessions on extremism for community leaders

In recent years, we have witnessed increasing levels of hate and violence, as well as growing fractures among communities across the UK. Online hate has proliferated through the ever-expanding use of social media and more people are the objects of verbal and physical abuse on our streets.

Integrity UK has developed a programme, ‘Beyond Dialogue’, that seeks to bridge divides, reduce hate and strengthen relations between communities aimed at Londoners. As part of Beyond Dialogue, Integrity UK will provide two training sessions to community leaders on the trends, tactics and key players within far-right extremism.

What will the training cover?

  • Broaden the participants’ theoretical understanding of extremism and resilience
  • Broaden the participants’ empirical understanding of the far-right, both nationally and globally, including trends, tactics and key players
  • Discuss the narratives pushed by far-right extremists and identify mechanisms of countering hate online and offline
  • Discuss wider social context drivers such as integration and inequality, and topics such as community safeguarding

The sessions will take place online via Zoom from early September and each session will last approximately two-to-three hours.

Participant Criteria

  • Cross-sector practitioners engaged in the thematic areas of community cohesion, integration, peacebuilding, inter-faith, resilience building, and challenging hate
  • Individuals of faith and non-faith backgrounds
  • No age limit for participation, but encourage (18-34 years old) to register
  • Participants should be active in their local or regional communities
  • Participants should reside in London; those from the boroughs of Barnet, Barking and Dagenham, Newham, and Lambeth are strongly recommended to apply.

Those that complete the whole programme will receive a certificate accredited by Integrity UK and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), who are supporting this project.

To register your interest, please click here.

For more information, email [email protected].