Immersive exhibit aims to combat hate in BC

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      A new audiovisual exhibit aims to fight against hate and discrimination in BC.

      From Hate to Hope allows viewers to step into the stories of BC residents who bravely share their personal experiences of hate—and join the movement to fight it.

      The 25-minute experience will play on a loop and encourage viewers to reflect on their own experiences when addressing hate in their community.  The exhibit aims to amplify the voices of those who experienced hate, as documented by a report of the same name by the BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner.

      “In the ‘From Hate to Hope’ report, released in March 2023, I called on all people and communities in BC to work to understand hate and acknowledge its harm,” says Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender in a statement. “As we continue to see a rise in hate, it is important to remain focused on addressing these issues in our communities and fostering spaces for dialogue, including through the power of public art. By providing opportunities for people to engage with the ‘From Hate to Hope’ report findings, I hope that we can gain a sense of connection by seeing our experiences reflected in this work or develop a greater understanding by hearing another person’s story.”

      The exhibit will open in Vancouver before travelling throughout the province, stopping in Kelowna, Fort St. John, and Nanaimo.

      From Hate to Hope - Vancouver

      When: April 23 at UBC Robson Square, 3pm to 8:30pm; May 23 at Lobe Studios, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

      Tickets: Registration is not required; no cost to attend