Spring Talk #1 – The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism and Extremism in the Age of Social Media

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There has been a marked increase in anti-Semitism and hate crimes over the past three years in Canada and North America. Bernie M. Farber explores the history, root causes and the role social media is playing in spreading hate and recruiting extremists.

WHEN: April 10, 2019, 10:15 a.m.

WHERE: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto, ON M5S 1J5 (corner of St. George Street)


Bernie M. Farber is social justice consultant who has frequently testified in Canadian courts as an expert witness on hate crimes. He writes for many publications, and is frequently interviewed by national media.

The son of a Holocaust survivor, Farber has stated, “The pain my father endured during the war is what drives me to fight for social justice today.”

Farber was CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress from 2005 to 2011. He subsequently served as CEO of the Mosaic Institute, a Canadian NGO that promotes pluralism, peace and conflict resolution internationally; CEO of the Paloma Foundation, an NGO which works with homeless youth; and Senior VP at Gemini Power Corporation which helps First Nations in northern Ontario build sustainable industries. Farber currently sits on the Advisory Board of Human Rights Watch, JSpace Canada (a progressive Jewish voice in Canada) and is Chair of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network.