Hate incidents: What can I do?
Hate incidents (e.g. verbal abuse, harassment) are still rare in Estonia. Nevertheless if you are confronted with one, you have to deal with it. In a street incident mostly origin, skin color or sexual orientation is being picked on, but ultimately – almost anything can become a trigger.
It can be hard to understand what to do if:
✍ You are the target: should you yell back? run away? ignore? call the police?
✍ You are a bystander: should you call the police? ask other people to help? intervene in some other way?
Come and learn how to deal with aggressive behaviour and hate incidents when you encounter or witness one.
We have two amazing experts:
MAARJA PUNAK from PPA (Police and Border Guard Board) will explain whom you can inform in case of hate speech (online or real life situation) , whom to call to report street incidents and what is the procedure after reporting.
AIRIIN DEMIR from VERGE has extensive experience dealing with challenging or aggressive behaviour and she will tell what to do and how to react and to de-escalate the conflict.
Presentations are followed by discussion about the current situation in Tartu. We invite you to give your input about it.
The event is co-financed by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Ministry of the Interior of Estonia