UCEM position on hate speech

Posted on: 28 January, 2021

UCEM unequivocally condemns all forms of antisemitism, Islamophobia, all forms of racism and other hateful and unlawful speech. We believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where all members of our community feel respected, valued, and safe, and able to express their right to lawful freedom of speech.

UCEM Deputy Principal, Jane Fawkes, commented: “We are firmly committed to ensuring UCEM is an inclusive place to work and study.

Education is important in helping others understand the discrimination people encounter and promoting treating others as you would wish to be treated, regardless of gender, age, ethnic or national origins, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification or disability”.

Jane Fawkes

Jane Fawkes

Head to the IHRA website for the full working definition of antisemitism. You can find the definition of Islamophobia on the Muslim Council of Britain webpage.

If anyone has any concerns regarding antisemitism, Islamophobia or any other kind of hate speech they can contact safeguarding@ucem.ac.uk for support.