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SAVE THE DATE – #StopHatredNow to be held on May 11–15 2020!

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Tools for inclusive, anti-racist and feminist action

The intercultural and anti-racist platform #StopHatredNow makes its yearly return! Due to the pandemic, the event will be held remotely in a virtual setting. The current situation has hit the art and cultural field hard, and it is now more than ever time to emphasise anti-racist and intercultural practices. The event, organised in collaboration with several art and cultural organisations, offers tools to create a more inclusive, diverse and feminist art field and strives to create discourse about diversity, power structures, otherness, representation and anti-racist stategies.

Inclusivity, diversity, non-discrimination, accessibility and social as well as ecological sustainability are issues that determine the future of every art and cultural institution. This year’s theme is New Standards, which in this current situation feels more topical than ever before.

Stay tuned for free lectures, discussions, artistic outcomes and workshops that offer concrete tools for learning and doing. Because #StopHatredNow will in 2020 be a wholly virtual event, the audience can join in from the comfort of their own homes.

This year’s theme New Standards includes topics such as redefining standards, feminist leadership and reflecting over institutional criticism. Throughout the week we will also consider how change and new standards can be created from within the institutions in a sustainable and inclusive way.

Some of #StopHatredNow’s amazing guests include Feminist Culture House, Abdullah Qureshi, Jessie Bullivant, ARMA Alliance and Museum of Impossible Forms! The programme will be published later this spring.

Welcome along!


The 2020 edition is organised by UrbanApa, Culture for All, Cultural Centre Caisa, Goethe-Institut Finnland, Uniarts Helsinki's Theatre Academy and Academy of Fine Arts, Interkult ry, The City of Helsinki, Kiila ry, Globe Art Point, and Zodiak – Center for New Dance, and in collaboration with Arma Alliance, Art for Equ(al)ity, Feminist Culture House and Fem-R.

Further information coming soon:



Artistic director: Sonya Lindfors, sonya@urbanapa.fi, +358 40 516 4420
Producer: Lisa Kalkowski, producer@urbanapa.fi, +358 44 238 7933

#StopHatredNow is a platform that works for a diverse and broad-minded Finland, created by several art institutions and intercultural and anti-racist organisations. At its core lies communality, empowerment, cooperation, and the sharing of knowledge and resources. The long-term platform can be used to realise various activities. #StopHatredNow was first held in 2016.

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