*This program is hosted by our partner, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*
We know that technology today is being used to incite hate, to turn that hate into violence, to plot dangerous activities that threaten communities, and to normalize an environment where people, especially from diverse backgrounds, are threatened and afraid. Given the use of social media platforms and other online tools to facilitate hateful deadly violence recently in El Paso, Christchurch, Pittsburgh and elsewhere, we believe it is important that philanthropy understand the issues involved and what can be done.
Change The Terms is a coalition of civil, digital, and human rights groups that has developed comprehensive model policies for internet companies to reduce hate on their platforms. The coalition is now working to push companies to adopt these model policies. It is also educating the public through a major media campaign, and organizing civil, human, and digital rights groups to have an organized front in pushing companies for change.
- The issues involved with online hate and what can be done
- Heidi Beirich, Intelligence Project Director, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
- Henry Fernandez, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
- Jessica Gonzalez, Vice President of Strategy and Senior Counsel, Free Press
All interested funders. Please note that calls are open to GCIR members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. (Participation is limited to organizations that share GCIR’s core values.)
Registration is required by September 18th
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
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