#StopHatredNow 2021 – The programme is out


The intercultural and anti-racist platform #StopHatredNow is back. This year the platform is arranged virtually in mid-May. The event creates new discourse on diversity, inclusivity, power structures and intersectionally feminist strategies. This year’s theme is Reshaping Horizons of Hope.

Graphics Antti Kekki

This year’s #StopHatredNow programme is characterised by the fact that things do not change by waiting. The fields of arts and culture need active agency and everyone’s contribution in order to survive the ongoing crisis. The event emphasises questions of responsibility and asks how each of us, within the limits of our strengths and resources, can participate in building shared futures.

#StopHatredNow, organised in collaboration with several art and cultural organisations, creates discourse on diversity, inclusivity, power structures, otherness and intersectionally feminist strategies. Now it invites its participants into active, gentle dreaming and the creation of new horizons of hope.

The programme for 2021 offers free-of-charge lectures, keynotes, discussions, workshops and artistic outcomes. The platform is opened with a discussion on the Ministry of Education and Culture report Art, Culture and Diverse Finland, moderated by Globe Art Point’s Ceyda Berk-Söderblom and Sepideh Rahaa. Following discussions and workshops are led by, among others, dancer and performer Maija Karhunen, dancer Marika Peura together with Ajak Majok and Jenny Kasongo, and choreographer Sonya Lindfors.

See the full schedule here > 

#StopHatredNow is completely free of charge. It is mainly held in English, with some events in Finnish. The language of each event is marked in the schedule.

The platform is organised virtually on May 17-21 2021. The event is produced in collaboration with Caisa, the City of Helsinki, Culture for All, Globe Art Point, Goethe-Institut Finnland, Interkult ry, New Theatre Helsinki, Punos ry, Uniarts Helsinki, UrbanApa, and Zodiak – Center for New Dance.

For more information and interview inquiries:
Essi Brunberg
Press officer
+358408699466 / essi.brunberg@gmail.com