University to host event to address post-Brexit hate crime in the region

20 October 2016

The University of Derby is hosting a Social Justice Week to address ongoing social issues affecting the region including refugees, modern slavery and the increase in hate crime since Brexit.

The University’s College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences will be hosting the week which will take place from October 24-28, 2016 to hear from local social action groups about social justice issues affecting local people and the potential opportunities to help alleviate these problems.

During the week, there will be a series of talks, including:

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Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa said: “I will discuss the connection between social justice and hate crime as a result of Brexit which features as a priority within the new police and crime plan.”

David Patton, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Derby who will be giving a presentation titled ‘The Need for Emotional Intelligence in Social Justice’ said: “This will be an excellent opportunity for students, local residents, employers and University staff to engage with our local community and to understand the different ways we can support, engage and integrate with our community which will help protect and support vulnerable groups in Derby.”