First offline event of Brave New You Reloaded
On Monday 21st of September, we had the great opportunity to attend the first offline event of our project Brave New You Reloaded. A conference on hate speech against LGBTQIA+ took place in collaboration with Rainbow House Brussels. If you don’t know this organization, let us tell you that it is the umbrella organization of the LGBTQI associations in Brussels. This conference, among other activities, was part of the Pride Festival 2020 of Brussels. It consisted on a projection of a filmed discussion on hate speech against queer people followed by a dialogue with the assistants.
The discussion was filmed the day before the event’s day in order to disseminate easily through social media and to reach a bigger audience. If you are interested in watching it, don’t miss out on this chance by clicking here.
The main conclusion drawn from the dialogue with the assistants was that education was one of the fundamental pillars to fight hate speech. By normalizing and visibilizating these small collectives the acceptance inside society will grow. The effort should come with help from governments as well, to guarantee the same rights as the rest of citizens.
We are happy to have collaborated with them to develop this event. We are willing to participate in coming events with our Brave New You Reloaded project.
Brave New YOU – Reloaded project - funded by the European Commission, within the European Youth Together grant scheme - is building on the experiences and the concept of Brave New YOU 2018 and upscaling the methodologies based on “We Can!” Manual of Council of Europe. The main aim of this project was to empower youth workers to support social cohesion and the creation of equal opportunities for young people of different backgrounds at a local level by questioning current and creation of new narratives for more inclusive Europe.