The purpose of the Hate Crime Awareness Week is to tackle local hate crime issues by raising awareness of what hate crime is and how to respond to it, encourage reporting, and promote local support services and resources.
We want to encourage local authorities (Police, Council and others) to work in partnership with local groups and community organisations to host a series of Hate Crime Awareness Events throughout the UK and Abroad in the week leading up to the International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime.Hate Crime Awareness Week 12th-19th October 2013
The first Hate Crime Awareness Week took place last year and was launched with a special event at a St Paul’s Cathedral. Following its success we are doing it all again and hope you’ll join us to help paint the country purple!
You can sign up to the Facebook events that we have set up here:
- 12th Oct Act of Renewal and Remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral
- 12th-19th Oct 2nd Hate Crime Awareness Week
- 19th Oct International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate
- 19th Oct Solidarity Vigils; Brighton, Kettering, Norwich, Plymouth and Reading.
- 19th Oct Solidarity Events; Halfway to Heaven, Joiners Arms, Two Brewers and others TBC
Hate Crime Awareness Week Poster
- Is available to download as a PDF from here Hate Crime Week Poster 2013
Hate Crime Awareness Week Leaflet
Keep Calm and Say No To Hate merchandise
This year we have produced a range of “Keep Calm and Say No To Hate” t-shirts, badges and balloons. Details of how to get them will be available here shortly.
Hate Crime Awareness Events – A to Z of Ideas
We are putting together a list of ideas for Hate Crime Awareness Events that people can organise here:
- Fundraising Events – organise a fund-raiser for 17-24-30 or one of the many other charities and organisations tackling hate crime. This year we are partnering with four other charities/organisations including; Disability Hate Crime Network, Galop, Inclusion for All and Stop Hate UK.
- Hashtags – help us promote the week by using the following hashtags #HCAW13, #PaintTheTownPurple,#HateCrimeVigils. Help us by sharing these images on-line.
- Information Stalls – organise a stall with Hate Crime information, Local Support and Reporting Services. Last year Mencap organised stalls at three major train stations to promote their “Stand by Me” campaign (tackling disability hate crime).
- Invite your LGBT Liaison Officer – contact your borough LGBT Liaison Officer and invite them to promote their services. Most Police organisations throughout the UK have appointed LGBT Liaison Officers and have specialist Community Safety Units to deal with Hate Crime/Community Safety issues.
- Posters – check and update your local Hate Crime posters to ensure you are sign-posting local information. Contact you local council and police for resources to promote their services.
- Social Networking – help us promote what we are doing by joining our 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign Facebook page and following us our HateCrimeVigil profile on Twitter. We have set up events to advertise what we are doing but will only be successful if you help us by inviting your friends and sharing our links. You can also sign up for our newsletter (distributed via Mailchimp).
You can really help us make a difference wherever you are in the world!
Get in touch if you want to be involved or have any ideas we can use! firstname.lastname@example.org