Incels - Assessing the Threat

In the wake of a van attack in Toronto in April 2018 Canadians were introduced to a term they had probably never heard before: incel (short for 'involuntary celibate').  Many were shocked at the death and destruction and wondered just what this movement was all about and how violent it was.  A lot of people who never had anything to do with incels weighed in with their uninformed opinions.

We are going to change that.  We have secured a talk with the one person who has not only looked at incel culture but spoken with hundreds of incels around the world: Naama Kates.  If you want to learn more about the nexus between incels and violence you will not want to miss this PDI SET Morning Brief.

Morning Brief Event Details: 
Date
: March 30, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Price: $10
Where: Live online event (registrants will receive details via email)

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • A brief history of incels

  • Basic demographic-type facts about the community and the people in it

  • A summary of the major incel-related attacks and the way those, and incels in general, have been covered in media and academia

  • Why media coverage is "problematic"

  • Stigma, mental health issues, and some of the positive outcomes of having this conversation

  • Anyone interested in marginalised communities, anyone who followed the Alex Minassian case in Toronto, those curious about the incel community.

Naama Kates is a writer, producer, and creator of “Incel,” a popular weekly podcast for Crawlspace Media. The show is a deep dive into the involuntary celibate community, and features dozens of interviews with incels, as well as researchers and practitioners in mental health, law enforcement, and security. The show has been featured in the New York Times, Vulture, NY Magazine, CTV, and News 4. Naama has a background in Comp Sci and linguistics.

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In the wake of a van attack in Toronto in April 2018 Canadians were introduced to a term they had probably never heard before: incel (short for 'involuntary celibate').  Many were shocked at the death and destruction and wondered just what this movement was all about and how violent it was.  A lot of people who never had anything to do with incels weighed in with their uninformed opinions.

We are going to change that.  We have secured a talk with the one person who has not only looked at incel culture but spoken with hundreds of incels around the world: Naama Kates.  If you want to learn more about the nexus between incels and violence you will not want to miss this PDI SET Morning Brief.

Morning Brief Event Details: 
Date
: March 30, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Price: $10
Where: Live online event (registrants will receive details via email)

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Incels - Assessing the Threat

Course Code: 

976

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Speaker Bio: 

Naama Kates is a writer, producer, and creator of “Incel,” a popular weekly podcast for Crawlspace Media. The show is a deep dive into the involuntary celibate community, and features dozens of interviews with incels, as well as researchers and practitioners in mental health, law enforcement, and security. The show has been featured in the New York Times, Vulture, NY Magazine, CTV, and News 4. Naama has a background in Comp Sci and linguistics.

Audience: 

Anyone interested in marginalised communities, anyone who followed the Alex Minassian case in Toronto, those curious about the incel community.

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Incels - Assessing the Threat (Online Session)
March 30, 2021
9:00 - 22:00
$10.00
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