Q&A About 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign

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Q: What does “17-24-30” stand for?

A: 17-24-30 represents the combined dates of the London nail bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho which took place on the 17th, 24th and 30th April 1999.

Q: When was 17-24-30 founded?

A: A Facebook group was set up in April 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of the London Nail Bomb attacks. We registered as a small charity with HM Revenue and Customs in August 2011 (Ref XT30898)

Q: What does 17-24-30 do?

A: Our primary aim is to organise and facilitate the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR to mark the anniversaries of the attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho, and National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW in October.

We believe that it is important to actively remember the victims of hate crime, to show our support to those who have had their lives changed forever by acts of hate. We state that hate crime is no acceptable in our communities and that we will work together to tackle this problem.

17-24-30’s secondary aim is to spread a message of H.O.P.E. across the UK and beyond to encourage local authorities (including councils and police services), key partners and communities affected by hate crime to work together.

Q. What does H.O.P.E. stand for?

A: H.O.P.E. stands for

  • Hate crime awareness,
  • Operational response to hate crime,
  • Preventing hate crime and
  • Empowering communities to report hate crime and access victim support services.

Further Links

For more information about what we do download 17-24-30 Tri-fold Leaflet 2016

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Illustrating Gender Project – new resource!

Gerald Coll-Plans http://www.gcollplanas.com has asked us to share the Illustrating Gender Project that has been launched at http://www.dibgen.com/index-en.html.

It consists of an illustrated book (that can be downloaded for free), four animated video clips (dealing with the difference between sex and gender; the debate biology/nurture; the inequalities between men and women; and LGBTI issues), and a handbook to use this material in educational settings.

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Mayor of London Formal Consultation – Policing and Crime Plan – Needs to renew MOPAC Hate Crime Reduction Strategy

The Mayor is currently conducting a 12 week consultation on their draft Policing and Crime Plan, starting on 1st December and ending on the 2nd March 2017. The final plan will be published the end of March 2017.

Of particular interest is pages 54 to 57 which cover “Standing Together against extremism, hatred and intolerance

This includes the proposed commitments to;

  • Work with MPS and CPS to take a zero tolerance approach against hate crime.
  • Support the work of TfL, MPS Roads and Transport Policing Command, the British Transport Police and City of London Police to tackle hate crime on public transport to ensure London’s transport system is a safe and welcoming environment for all those who wish to use it.
  • Roll out the Hate Crime Victims’ Advocates service across London, following a pilot scheme in Hackney and Westminster.
  • Launch an Online Hate Crime Hub to provide a dedicated policing response to online offences.
  • Ensure that the approach to safeguarding against radicalisation is in line with our city-wide approach to social integration.
  • Work with the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration to support community cohesion and resilience
However we noticed one glaring omission – the draft Policing and Crime Plan makes no mention of renewing the MOPAC Hate Crime Reduction Strategy that the previous Mayor launched in December 2015. This current strategy runs out in 2017 so we encourage people to respond to the consultation and ask the Mayor to update the MOPAC Hate Crime Reduction Strategy.

Email consultation@mopac.london.gov.uk more details on the Mayor’s website here.

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Lambeth Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

On Sunday 22nd January, I was invited to speak at the Lambeth Holocaust Memorial Day event at the Ashes Suite at the Kia Oval in Kennington, Vauxhall.

The running order for the event included;

Item Led by
Welcome Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Saleha Jaffer
Readings Students from Dunraven School
“Refugees’ Welcome” Presentation by Barbara Wilson, Co chair of Lambeth Citizens and by Rabbi Janet Darley
Speaker Mark Healey, Founder of the “17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign” and National Hate Crime Awareness Week
Musical interlude Corpus Christi School Choir
Keynote Speaker Charlotte Cohen, Youth Advisor to the UK Holocaust Commission
Musical interlude South London Liberal Synagogue choir

The theme “How can life go on?” was selected by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

The annual gathering is organised by the Lambeth Community HMD Planning Group

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How can life go on? by Mark Healey

I want to start with a quote from Martin Luther King.

Hate cannot drive out hate, only Love can do that

We are gathered here today to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Whilst we remember those we have lost, and we acknowledge all the pain and suffering that people have endured and still endure today.

We must also reflect and take courage from the stories of what good people have done, and are still doing after these bad things happened.

I hope this speech will inspired you to think about how you can step forward and do something positive to change things the next time something bad happens

In April 2009 I set up a small charity called the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign which organises the April Acts of Remembrance and National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

For those of you who don’t know me – my name is Mark Healey and I use to be Lambeth’s Hate Crime Prevention Coordinator.

I am no longer employed by Lambeth Council but I remain dedicated to tackling all forms of hate crime and prejudice through my work, which is why I stand with you here today.

I am not going to give examples from the Holocaust because I want us to connect the past with the present, and acknowledge some of the bad things that are taking place around us today.

How can life go on?

I lost my Grandfather Lloyd Milton Graham in the second world war.

He sacrificed his life along with millions of others, to defeat the politics of fear and hatred.

His legacy and the legacy of all those we have lost – inspires me to stand up and be counted, to live my life in the pursuit of making the world a better place.

How can life go on?

Andrea Dykes, John Light and Nick Moore lost their lives during the London Nail Bomb attacks in April 1999.

Ian Baynham was homophobically beaten and killed in Trafalgar Square in September 2009

49 people, a list of names too long to mention now, were killed in the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando last June.

How can life go on?

Each year we organise the April Acts of Remembrance to remember those killed and injured during the three London nail bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho. To show our support to those communities that were attacked.

Ian Baynham’s death inspired the first London Vigil against Hate Crime, which has now evolved into National Hate Crime Awareness Week– marked by thousands of people around the UK in October each year.

After the attack in Orlando, over fifteen thousand people packed the streets of Soho under the banner London Stands with Orlando, and millions of other people shared messages of solidarity on-line.

How can life go on?

The aftermath of the European Referendum which has left our country and communities divided.

The impact of the Presidential Elections in the USA which has shocked us all.

The increase in hate crime attacks that continue to take place in our communities everywhere around the world.

How can life go on?

The truth is life always goes on,

Bad things happen but so do good things too.

We all have the capability to learn the lessons of history and change things for the better.

Life goes on.

Because Love drives out hate.

Because Hope is more powerful than Fear

Because Good people are everywhere.

Look at what happened yesterday – the women of the world stood up together and marched in many countries around the globe.

Today – It is up to you to stand up too and keep the positive momentum going, to be part of the change you want to see in the world, to step up and challenge the politics of fear and hatred, to look after your family, to be part of your local community, to make sure this country is a decent place for people to live, and that we play a positive role in the wider world around us.

If I can make a difference through my work with the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign, imagine what we can achieve working together.

I will end with a quote from Ghandi, and three hash tags.

Ghandi said “Be the change you want to see in the world

The hash tags are #WeStandTogether #NoPlaceForHate and #LoveTrumpsHate

Peace and good fortune be with you all, now let’s work together and change things for the better.

Thank you.

 

 

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17-24-30 founder awarded Edwin Shuker Upstander Award at National Hate Crime Awards

Mark Healey was awarded the Edwin Shuker Upstander Award at the first National Hate Crime Awards which were held in central London on the 17th November 2016.

Mark was recognised for his voluntary work with the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign which he founded in April 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of the London Nail Bombs attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho.

Each year Mark organises the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR to mark the anniversaries of the attacks, to bring communities together, to remember those who lost their lives and support those affected by these acts of hatred.

In the same year Mark and others, organised the first London Vigil against Hate Crime after the death of Ian Baynham. Ian was homophobically abused and beaten in Trafalgar Square and Mark came up with the idea of holding a candle-lit vigil. Two weeks later, on the 30th October 2009 the vigil was attended by over 10,000 people and the Facebook event Mark set up to promote the event went viral and was shared over 29,000 times around the world.

Three years later, in October 2012 the London Vigil against Hate Crime evolved into National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW, which Mark continues to organise and promote through his on-going anti-hate crime work at the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign.

Whilst accepting the award Mark took a moment to pay his respects to Andrea Dyke, John Light and Nik Moore (who were killed in the Soho bombing) and David Morely who survived the Soho bombing only to be killed five years later on the South Bank. Mark said he does the work to honour the memory of those we have lost through acts of hatred, and those who need our on-going support. His ambition is to encourage people to stand together to say that there is no place for hate in any of our communities.

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More information about the National Hate Crime Awards is available here.

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National Hate Crime Awards 2016

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The National Hate Crime Awards were devised by Tell MAMA (and partners) to celebrate the fantastic Upstanders who have taken a stand against hatred, intolerance and prejudice in the UK.

The list of award winners for the first annual awards for those countering hate, intolerance and prejudice were announced on Thursday the 17th of November 2016. The National Hate Crime Awards ceremony, 2016, took place in Central London and the award winners for each of the categories are listed below.

We congratulate those who were successful on the night and to those who were not, 2017 could well be your year. Nominations will open in May 2017 and we hope that you will all put forward the names of individuals and organisations making a positive difference in communities. More than ever, we as communities, need to stand together and work towards defending core values that bind us together and unite us for the future.

The 2016 Award Winners were as follows:

  • Young Upstander Award: Tamanna Miah
  • Community Volunteer Upstander Award: Rev’d Canon Mark Oakley
  • Upstanding Organisation Award: Communities Inc.
  • Research and Innovation Award: Dr. Stevie-Jade Hardie
  • Media Upstander Award: Awaaz FM Community Radio
  • Local Council Service Upstander Award: Northampton Borough Council
  • Law Enforcement Upstander Award: CC Susannah Fish, Nottinghampshire Police
  • Parliamentarian Upstander Award: David Lammy MP

Special Awards Categories:

  •   Edwin Shukur Award: Mark Healey
  •   Lawrence Brass Award: Caroline Nelson
  •  Outstanding Contribution Award: Bruce Brown
  •  Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul Giannasi
  •  Tell MAMA Champion Award: Baroness Susan Williams
  •  The Jo Cox Award: Presented in honour of the late Jo Cox and her vision and values. This will be presented to her husband, Brendan Cox.

For more information about the National Hate Crime Awards check out their new website here.

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High profile week of action across the transport network for National Hate Crime Awareness Week

More than 50 joint engagement events taking place at transport hubs across the capital between 10 and 14 October

Transport for London (TfL) and the Police are standing together to reassure passengers and transport staff that hate crime on the transport network is not tolerated, as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

With hate crime an element in five per cent of all reported crimes that take place on London’s public transport network, TfL is working with British Transport Police (BTP), Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and City of London Police (CoLP) to host a series of joint engagement events.

More than 50 events are taking place at transport hubs across London this week where officers will speak to the public and local communities about hate crimes which may happen on the basis of someone’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. They are being told that if anyone witnesses, or is victim to any sort of hate crime, they can report it, and it will be taken seriously and investigated.

TfL and the Police will be using the #WeStandTogether message to reassure the millions of people who use London’s public transport each day that travelling across the Capital is safe and welcoming for all. Transport Police will be reaching out to community groups who may be deterred from travelling because of their fear of victimisation.

The campaign also provides people with practical information about what to do should they ever witness, or fall victim to, any form of hate crime. Since June, the transport police have spoken to more than 5,000 people about whether they’ve seen or experienced any form of hate crime and to spread the message that it will not be tolerated.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “London today is more diverse than ever and I am incredibly proud that we don’t just accept our differences, but celebrate them. There is simply no place in our capital for hate crimes of any form, and we will not tolerate them. We must stand together, and anyone who witnesses or experiences abusive behaviour should report it to the police immediately.”

Steve Burton, TfL’s Director of Enforcement and On-street Operations, said: “We stand united with our policing partners to send a strong message that hate crime of any form is not tolerated on London’s transport network. Incidents of hate crime on our network are low, but we know there are some people who feel worried about becoming a victim or made to feel uncomfortable because of who they are. By speaking to communities and people individually we want them to know that all reports– be it for offensive language or physical violence – will be taken seriously and that hate crime has no place on our services.”

Superintendent Chris Horton from British Transport Police (BTP) said: “Hate crime has absolutely no place on the transport network and everyone should be free to travel without being targeted on the basis of who they are.

“We ask those who experience hate crime or witness it on their journey to tell us what happened. We know it can sometimes be uncomfortable to talk about what happened but we will listen to you and we will act.

“People can report an incident to us discreetly by texting 61016 from a mobile phone, or they can call us on 0800 40 50 40.”

Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Rickett, MPS Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “We will not tolerate any form of hate crime on London’s surface transport network. People ought to be able to go about their lives without fear of being targeted or made to feel uncomfortable by a minority with hate-based attitudes.
“We are acutely aware that hate crime is still under reported and we are working hard with our partners to address this. If you have been a victim of such a crime, or you know someone who has been, you can be assured that you will be taken seriously. Any allegation will be robustly investigated.”

Chief Inspector Hector McKoy from the City of London Police said: “We want everyone to feel safe and secure travelling around the City of London, and the rest of the Capital. The City of London Police have an important role to play across all our communities, helping people to feel safe and secure about being themselves as they go about their daily lives – and there is never any excuse for abuse, racism or hate crime.

“Alongside our partners we are meeting with our communities, offering them reassurance and support, and letting them know what they can do if they witness or experience hate crime. The City of London Police message is very clear – report it, and do not suffer in silence.”

Mark Healey, founder of the 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign and Organiser of National Hate Crime Awareness Week, said: “We are really encouraged by the number of events taking place around the UK, and welcome the positive engagement between Transport for London, local authorities and communities affected by hate crime. It’s important we are all standing together, to say there is no place for hate in any of our communities.”

People can report seeing or experiencing a hate crime by texting 61016 from a mobile phone (for Tube and rail incidents) or by calling 101. In an emergency they should call 999.

For anyone who feels uncomfortable speaking to the police about a Hate Crime incident, they can visit report-it.org.uk where reports can be submitted that are anonymous.

Anti-Muslim incidents can also be reported at: Tell MAMA on 0800 456 1226, WhatsApp ‎0734 184 6086 or at tellmamauk.org.

For Anti-Semitic incidents, CST can be called on 0208 457 9999 or reported at www.cst.org.uk .

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A poem for IDOHAR

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LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson has written a poem to mark the 8th International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime #IDOHAR

The first #IDOHAR took place on the 30th October 2009 after the death of Ian Baynham, over 10,000 people gathered in Trafalgar Square to say No Place For Hate in our communities.

Sandy Toskvig stood up on stage and said “Tonight we stand up for Ian, Tonight we stand up for the first International Day of Hope and Remembrance for all those affected by hate crime” – and #IDOHAR was born.

#IDOHAR takes place at the end of National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW and is usually marked by Candle-lit vigils against Hate.

#IDOHAR by Trudy Howson

Now is the time to remember.

To remember the beauty and innocence of love,

To remember to nurture and protect it.

Now is not the time for silence.

For sitting on the fence, being invisible.

Remember, we deserve to love and be loved.

It’s time to stand up for justice.

Shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand, heart to heart.

For our community and ourselves.

Remembering those brothers and sisters,

Whose senseless torture and killing, pushed us past

The acceptance of hate crime against us.

Let us not continue to be beaten.

Verbally abused, discriminated against, or murdered

Because of the special love we share.

Now is the time to remember

That we can address prejudice, bullying and hatred.

That we can make a real difference

Let us not forget that love.

Nourishes and restores us, makes us strong,

That our love will triumph over hatred.

 

For more information about the LGBT Poet Laureate;

http://www.lgbtpoetlaureate.org.uk/

Register #NHCAW and #IDOHAR events here

 

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