National Hate Crime Awareness Week – how you can get involved
National Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from Saturday 14th October to Saturday 21st October. Here’s how DDPOs can get involved, including organising events, ordering resources, finding events near you and promoting National Hate Crime Awareness Week on social media, plus details of the key remembrance event at St Pauls on Sunday 15th October.
6th National Hate Crime Awareness Week
National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017 runs from Saturday 14th October to Saturday 21st October.
For more information and to find out how you can get involved, visit National Hate Crime Awareness Week’s Planning Your #NHCAW page, including:
- Attending the Act of Hope and Remembrance event at St Pauls on Sunday 15th October.
- Organise an event, for example a stall, community workshop, fundraising event, vigil, or put up a poster display.
- Order resources for your event / venue / office.
- Find an event near you and register your own events.
- Promote National Hate Crime Awareness Week on social media.
More details of NHCAW, the launch at St Paul’s Cathedral, details of the thunderclaps for you to sign up to and see what events are during the week www.nationalhcaw.uk
#NHCAW #NoPlaceForHate #EndHateTogether
Some related events you might be interested in are listed below.
Monday 9th October – HEAR’s Charities Challenging Hate Crime hosts a lunch for National Hate Crime Awareness Week, 1pm Voluntary Action Islington
HEAR invites tenants of our new home, Voluntary Action Islington, to a lunch to introduce ourselves and our work, and promote National Hate Crime Awareness Week which starts on 14th October.
We will provide a vegetarian lunch but please feel free to bring more to share!
You will also be able to collect free NHCAW merchandise to help you raise awareness of National Hate Crime Awareness Week. There are also limited places for HEAR members who work in Camden and Islington but who are not tenants of VAI to join us. Please email HEARcampaigns@reap.org.uk for further details or register your interest.
To promote and share good practice in challenging Hate Crime HEAR has set-up an award for excellent and innovative London projects working across equality, across sector and across communities to #EndHateTogether.
Nominated projects are:
- Disability Hate Crime MATTERS a partnership between Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). The number of disability hate crimes recorded by the police in 2014 was approximately 120. In December 2016 the number of disability hate crimes recorded by the MPS rose to nearly 800 due to the Disability Hate Crime MATTERS project. A dramatic impact!
- Tower Hamlets Hate Crime Champions Project recruits local volunteers to go out into the community raising awareness on hate crime and increasing the local community’s confidence to report hate crime. The project has recruited 71 champions reaching in excess of 50,000 people including hard-to-reach groups who often suffer in silence such as disabled residents, Asian deaf women, refugees and newcomer communities, non-English speaking groups, and faith, gender, drug-user, LGBT and elderly communities.
- User-Led Hate Crime Training co-produced and co delivered by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Barnet and Inclusion Barnet. The project has trained over 300 Police officers from Emergency Response, Neighbourhood Policing and CID. From an average of 5 reports of Disability Hate Crime per year, 2016-37, 1st half 2017-16 reports. This is a 700% increase!
Further details on all projects available here HEAR members vote by emailing HEARcampaigns@reap.org.uk with the name of your favourite project in the Subject Line by Friday 13thOctober. Winners will be announced during National Hate Crime Awareness Week
12th October Disability Hate Crime Matters
Event being hosted by Real DPO. Contact Mark or Hannah on 020 7001 2170 for further details.