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Project Someone relaunches "From Hate to Hope" online course

The free, non-credit online course aims to prevent hate and radicalization

From Hate to Hope: Building Understanding and Resilience relaunch

Project Someone
, in partnership with the UNESCO Chair for the Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism, is relaunching our massive open online course (MOOC) "From Hate to Hope: Building Understanding and Resilience." This free, non-credit online course aims to prevent hate and radicalization by facilitating public education and providing tangible strategies to build resilience. 

Following a successful first launch in the spring of 2020, and second iteration in 2021, we have evaluated and updated the course to be offered this winter. The course will run bilingually in French and English for this iteration, from January 9 to February 17, 2023.

Registration is now open.

The course is primarily asynchronous and can be done at your own pace, with the exception of 4 exciting live sessions on Fridays facilitated by Vivek Venkatesh and Dr. Nykkie Lugosi-Schimpf. These sessions provide an opportunity for participants to come together, unpack some of the themes and pose questions to facilitators.

During this 6-week, 10-15 hour online course, participants will:

  • Explore the dynamics of hate including the ways in which people are manipulated to feel and express hate
  • Gain strategies for building resilience to hate through dialogue
  • Integrate best practices for using social media for advocacy
  • Engage in discussions with peers and instructors and offer one another constructive feedback

Designed with different community stakeholders in mind, this MOOC starts with the essentials, like the distinction between hate speech and free speech, and moves on to hot topics like fake news, filter bubbles and recruitment tactics used by hate groups––all of which are analyzed with pertinent, real-life examples.

More importantly, tangible approaches to prevention, resilience and advocacy, online and offline, are presented as participants are invited to make a difference in their own sectors. Each module offers a wealth of varied, current and actionable knowledge, exchanges with peers, as well as interactive exercises using the hashtag #EspoirAmalHope.

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