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#StopHatredNow 15.-19.5.2023

Antiracist and intercultural platform. Online and live in Helsinki 15-19 May 2023.

The intercultural and antiracist platform #StopHatredNow takes place during 15-19 May 2023. The theme for this year is Rooting Change.

Organised in mid-May, #StopHatredNow is the product of the collaboration of several art and cultural organisations, creating discourse on diversity, inclusivity, power structures, otherness, and intersectional feminist strategies.

This time #StopHatredNow plants the seeds of change and uproots obstacles in the way of a more inclusive and intersectional art and culture field. 

“This year we focus on rooting structural change, to get the art field committed to persistent and long-term equity work”, Sonya Lindfors, the Artistic Director of #StopHatredNow comments.

The week includes keynotes, lectures, workshops, discussions, and artistic outcomes. Anyone can enjoy the remarkable programme, as most of the events will be held online via Zoom and the events are also streamed on the #StophatredNow website: www.stophatrednow.fi.

The first day of #StopHatredNow is aimed especially at those working in different cultural institutions. Monday's programme introduces useful tools and encourages conversations on the responsibilities of institutions. How to move institutional equity work from project-based to core mission? And what can be done to ensure the accessibility of culture? Experts discussing the topics include artist Abi Tariq, the co-founder and chairperson of Anti-Racist Forum (ARF) Amiirah Salleh-Hoddin, arts advisor Koko Hubara from Art Promotion Centre Finland and others.

Other speakers featured in #StopHatredNow 2023 include, for example, the co-founder and director of Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA) Taru Elfving, writer and artist Isa Hukka, author and comedian Raisa Omaheimo, artist Julian Owusu, and the founding member and executive director of Accesso Cultura Maria Vlachou. Also during the week, various workshops will be facilitated: Julia Hsiao-Pei Liao will offer concrete advice for those dealing with Migri, Francisco Trento invites participants to conspire together against ableism, and Sonya Lindfors and Sophia Wekesa offer self-help for striving feminists.

The events are mainly held in English, but some of the programme will be held in Finnish. The language of each event is marked clearly in the schedule. Some events will be print interpreted, which is also stated clearly in the schedule.


#StopHatredNow 2023 is produced in collaboration with Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Catalysti, City of Helsinki, Cultural Centre Kaisa, Culture for All Service, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute, Globe Art Point, Goethe-Institut Finnland, Kiila ry, MiklagårdArts, Ministry of Education and Culture, University of Arts Helsinki, and Zodiak – Center for New Dance. 

Free of charge

#StopHatredNow is completely free of charge. 


Check out the entire programme here: www.stophatrednow.fi/program-2023

Institution Day Monday 15th of May 2023

09:30-16:00 (EEST)

at Zoom

link to the pre-registration form

Welcome to #StopHatredNow’s Institution Day! Participating is free of charge but requires pre-registration.

#StopHatredNow is an intercultural and anti-racist platform organised in collaboration with several art and intercultural organisations. The platform strives to create discourse and offers tools to create a more inclusive, diverse and feminist art field. This year’s theme is Rooting Change.

The event is aimed at individual artists, cultural influencers, and institutions of art and culture, but anyone interested in the topics is welcome to join.

Program is held in Finnish and in English an most events will take place virtually on Zoom. #SHN will also be stremed online, and you can follow the stream live here: www.stophatrednow.fi.


09:30-09:45 WELCOME WORDS 

by Sonya Lindfors

English + print interpreting


by Abi Tariq

english + print interpreting

10:00-10:30 KEYNOTE: Rooting Change – Structural Transitions

by Abi Tariq

english + print interpreting

10:30-12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Rooting Change – How to Move Institutional Equity Work from Project-Based to Core Mission?

moderator Amiirah Salleh-Hoddin, guests Hanna Kosonen and Abid Hussain

english + print interpreting

12:00-12:30 BREAK

12:30-13:00 KEYNOTE: Rethinking Institutionality – Rooting Revolutionary and Transformative Justice

by Kathy Ann Tan

english + print interpreting

13:00-14:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Sanoista teoiksi ja strategioista käytännöiksi – DEI ja vastuullisuustyökalut instituutioille

moderator Koko Hubara, guests Orlan Ohtonen, Julianna Brandt and Nitin Sood

finnish + print interpreting

14:00-14:30 BREAK


#1 Saavutettavuus 101 – työkaluja instituutioille

host Aura Linnapuomi

finnish + print interpreting

#2 Yhdenvertaisuussuunnitelma – ideasta käytäntöön

host Anna Litewka-Anttolainen


#3 Decolonial Museum Practices – Ethical Museum Practices of the 21st Century

host Eeva-Kristiina Nylander


#4 TBA

host Aurélia Disasi


For more information and interview inquiries:

Milla Millasnoore

Communications Specialist



More information:

#StopHatredNow on Facebook



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