Humber All Nations Alliance

As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW 2015 Humber All Nations Alliance in partnership with Hull City Council and Humberside Police are organising a Hate Crime Awareness Training event on Wednesday 14th October between 11am to 1pm.

Check out their website for details: www.hanaonline.org.uk

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The Humber All Nations Alliance, known as HANA, is a registered Charity in England and Wales. HANA is a specialist infrastructure support organisation providing services to people from minority ethnic backgrounds. As an umbrella organisation HANA is composed of 54 black and minority ethnic constituted community groups that represent most of the ethnic, cultural and faith diversity of Hull in particular and of the Humber region in general. The support we provide is addressed to both community groups and individuals. We support community groups by advocating on behalf of their interests and representing them in local and regional networks for their voice to be heard. We also provide support to individuals directly through the delivery of projects funded by public agencies and trusts. We use tools and techniques of ‘community development’ to help empower community groups and individuals for them to develop their own skills and put in motion ‘collective action’ to address their own problems.

With a group of staff composed of a work force of 9 (6 of which are trained and experienced community development workers), we currently deliver a wide range of services that includes a hate crime reporting centre; infrastructure support, with information, advice and guidance to more than 50 constituted community groups; a holistic approach to mental health for people with black and minority ethnic backgrounds; community engagement activities through sports, arts and cultural celebrations; school awareness workshops and diversity training; bespoke training packs for statutory agencies and the private sector; a drop in session to support individuals that struggle to access services; and a project in partnership with the Humberside Police and the Rank Foundation to address the issues of Eastern European migrant communities. HANA is also a pioneering organisation in bringing the culture and traditions of all diverse communities to enhance the social, civic and cultural life of our region through empowering the diverse ethnic community groups to participate in major events such as the Freedom Festival, the Black History Month and preparing ready for the City of Culture 2017. We are the organisation that delivers the ‘World Cup of Football’ and the ‘International Fashion Show’ every year bringing the diverse ethnic communities together to share their with the rest of the communities the best of their talents through family oriented activities promoting community cohesion and race harmony.

HANA has its own premises where we host a wide range of community events organised by the diverse communities and that has become a focal point of community activity.  HANA’s strategic role in the black and minority ethnic sector in general is also matched by the provision of a wide range of support services to individuals in the areas of employability, access to services, housing problems, reporting crime, to mention just but a few. Our work is based on partnership and some of our main partners are agencies of the voluntary and community sector, but also the Humberside Police, the National Health Service and the local authorities, including universities, colleges and schools.

Our staff team and volunteers are able to speak more than 20 languages which is an asset to community work and partnership development in a multicultural context.

Humber All Nations Alliance Ltd.

44 Portland street

Hull, HU2 8JX

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Appeal to identify suspects after homophobic assault on train back to London from Brighton Pride

On Saturday 1st August 2015 thousands of people traveled to Brighton to enjoy Brighton Pride and most people had a brilliant day out.

However, a gay man travelling with a group of friends was punched unconscious in an unprovoked attack.

Can you help identify the suspects involved?

Photos of the two suspects involved have been handed to the British Transport Police who are now investigating. Can anyone help to identify these people?

Photos of two suspects have been given to the Police following homophobic assault on Brighton to London train

Photos of two suspects have been given to the Police following homophobic assault on Brighton to London train

The British Transport Police officer dealing with the case is T/DS Sarah GARDEN CID CROYDON/BRIGHTON

If you can provide any information please contact the Police on 101, alternatively you can contact CrimeStoppers 0800 555 111 and provide information anonymously.

We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who encountered any abuse travelling, during or after Brighton Pride to report what you have experienced.

You can contact the British Transport Police or report via the national police website TrueVision. The local police service for the Brighton area is Sussex Police

Why is reporting important?

Sadly we live in a world where some think that it is okay to commit hate crimes – it is not – and many of us are working together to get that message across.

There is still a lot of work that needs to be done to tackle all the abuse and prejudice that many in our communities face on a day to day basis (Disablism, anti-faith (anti-Semitism, Islamaphobia), Transphobia, Racsim, Biphobia, Homophobia, Sexism, and other forms of hate).

Sadly today we learnt that one of the six people stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride – a sixteen year old girl has died from the wounds she sustained during an unprovoked attack. BBC Report here.

We know police resources are limited – which is why it is important to report what you experience so that future policing arrangements for these events can take into account where incidents have taken place and allocate resources appropriately to prevent them happening again. If you don’t report what happens – it makes this task much harder!

We want to make it impossible for those who cause trouble to get away with it.

Support for victims of hate crime

If you have been a victim of hate crime then there are organisations who can provide independent advice and support like Victim Support 08 08 16 89 111. Victim Support provide a generic advice and support service covering all the hate crime strands (Disability, Faith, Gender Identity, Race and Sexual Orientation), they can also provide information about the specialist support organisations that are there to help like the Community Security Trust, Tell Mama, Galop (pan London LGBT anti-hate crime charity) and other organisations.

There is a list of organisations on the True Vision website here.

The power of social media

The great thing about social media today is that it is so easy to take a photo or video and capture pictures of those suspected of being involved in these types of attacks but it is important to stress that people think about their personal safety first – don’t put yourself at riskthe best thing to do in an emergency is call the Police on 999 as they are in the best position to respond to these events – use 101 if it is not an emergency.

With photos and videos we can help the police identify, arrest and hold these people to account and at the same time it will make others think twice – hopefully deterring others from committing these horrendous attacks.

The case of the Chelsea football fans involved in the racist incident in France earlier this year shows how effective social media can be – used as a tool to bring those responsible to justice. The incident where a black man was prevented boarding a train by racist football fans was quickly shared across social media leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved – let’s hope that we can do the same here and bring these two suspects to justice too.

Looking at the Brighton Pride website we can see no information about what to do if people attending the event experience hate crime – this needs to be improved so clear advice and information is given – not just on the Brighton Pride website but on all our community websites.

These types of attacks are thankfully on the decline – most people attending have a great day out and that is how it should be – but at the same time we need to be vigilant and look out for each other. #WeStandTogether #NoPlaceForHate #SafePlaceForAll.

17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign is a small charity set up to help organise and facilitate the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR for those killed and injured during the London Nail Bomb attacks of April 1999.

In October 17-24-30 organise the annual National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW in partnership with Stop Hate UK to encourage politicians, local authorities (police and council) and communities affected by hate crime to work together to raise awareness of hate crime – to prevent it where possible, to encourage reporting and improve victim access to support, and to improve the ‘operational response’ to hate crime incidents in line with the Government’s national Hate Crime plan “Challenge it, Report it, Stop It” (launched March 2012, updated May 2014).

This year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place between the 10th October to the 17th October 2015 and will be launched with a special service at St Paul’s Cathedral on the 10th October. We are also working with the Mayors Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) to promote the “London Hate Crime Reduction Strategy” (launched Dec 2014).

More details about the St Paul’s Cathedral Service of Hope and Remembrance available here.

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Disability Hate Crime Partnership Lambeth “No Place For Hate” #NHCAW

The Disability Hate Crime Partnership Lambeth @DHCPLambeth have announced they are planning to hold another public Disability Hate Crime Awareness Event this year as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW.

Last year a small group of people came together as a working group to organise “a discussion about Disability Hate Crime” – from there the group has grown into a Lambeth wide partnership involving many organisations working with the disability sector.

DHCPLambeth are now applying for funding to set up a third party disability hate crime reporting centre at We Are 336, 336 Brixton Road.

Mark the 14th October in your diaries now – come along on the day between 10.30 am to 1 pm to find our more about how we are tackling disability hate crime in Lambeth.

Disability Hate Crime Partnership event poster/leaflet!

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National Hate Crime Awareness Week Launch at St Paul’s announced

17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign working in partnership with Stop Hate UK have confirmed that the launch of National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW 2015 will go ahead at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 10th October.

A limited number of tickets are available now book here

Mark Healey said

“I am really excited about this year’s week – we have made some great progress, the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime MOPAC are running a hate crime awareness campaign across London leading up to the event. Many of the objectives laid out in the MOPAC Hate Crime Reduction Strategy are on course for completion by October. The Prime Minister has recognised our work with the #PointsofLight award and working in partnership with Stop Hate UK and the TrueVision I believe we are going to reach more parts of the country, and more importantly  more people than ever before.”

17-24-30 have developed a Hate Crime Awareness Week google map and events listings so those organising events around the UK can register and have their events listed. This will make it easier to promote the work that many are doing around the country.

17-24-30 is also encouraging venues and organisations to get involved and  appoint Venue Hate Crime Champions. 17-24-30 plans to train the venue champions and provide them with information which they can display on their premises. Not just LGBT venues – we are looking for places of work, places of worship, police stations, council buildings, schools and community centres to get involved.

“Working with Stop Hate UK we are keen to work across all the communities affected by hate crime (Disability, Gender Identity, Faith, Race, Sexual Orientation and Alternative Sub-cultures) and encourage everyone to work together to eliminate all forms of hate. We will be using the hash tags #NHCAW  #NoPlaceForHate, #SafePlaceForAll, #WeStandTogether!

ST Paul's Church National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW

ST Paul’s Church National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW

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17-24-30 launch Hate Crime Awareness events Google Map

National Hate Crime Events Google Map

National Hate Crime Events Google Map

As part of it’s campaign to raise awareness of hate crime the 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign in partnership with Stop Hate UK have set up a google map to promote Hate Crime Awareness events that Councils, Police Services, partners and communities affected by Hate Crime are organising around the UK.

The aim of National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW is to encourage everyone to do something during the week to promote hate crime awareness.

The week takes place in October, starting on the second Saturday of the month with a service at St Paul’s Cathedral and ending on the third Saturday of the month with a series of Hope and Remembrance vigils that will take place around the UK and abroad to mark International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime.

  • 2015 Week begins on the 10th October and ends on the 17th October.
  • 2016 Week begins on the 8th October and ends on the 15th October.

Those organising events are being invited to send details to info@17-24-30.org so that they can be listed on the map

Hate Crime Awareness Week – event registration form

Once 17-24-30 receive this information they will share it with Stop Hate UK so that it can be posted on both this 17-24-30 WordPress site and the Stop Hate UK website.

17-24-30 will then add an event marker (using the postcode given) on the google map and add information about the event to the location box (which appears when you click on the event markers).

As Google Maps is not accessible to people with visual impairments we will also add details of the event to an event listing which will be located on our Hate Crime Awareness Events Google Map page.

There are plenty of ways people got involved last year.

  • People put their Hands up for Challenging Hate – Stop Hate UK were inundated with photos, and are currently working on a mosaic to celebrate the week
  • You can still follow #HCAW14 to see what was happening nationally, and the conversations people have been having
  • Candlelit vigils were held across the country, including London, Sussex, Devon, Suffolk and Berkshire.
  • There was plenty of coverage in the media

Last year we were overwhelmed with the amount of support, and would like to thank everybody for their letters and statements, including Stop Hate UK Patron, Baroness Lawrence, Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and leader of the opposition Ed Miliband.  We have also received letters of support from the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and the Minister for Crime prevention Norman Baker MP.

Our thanks also go out to all those who were involved in planning and attending events across the country, and for those who organised and stood vigil to remember all those affected by Hate.

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015 Google Map

10th October to 17th October 2015

We are already starting to plan for 2016 so mark the 8th October to the 15th October 2016 in your diaries now!

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17-24-30 join annual Pride Parade in London

#NHCAW FB Group with details

On Saturday 27th June Mark Healey (founder of 17-24-30) and Alex Rose joined over 30,000 people represented by 258 organisations taking part in the annual Pride parade in London to promote National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW 2015. 

Mark said

“Pride was absolutely fantastic this year and it was great to march alongside so many people who are proud of the progress that the LGBTQ+ communities have made here in the UK.

The atmosphere on the parade was electric and our communities have a lot to celebrate now that we have finally won the right for same-sex couples to marry but we must not be complacent.

It is a sad reality that some members of our communities are still afraid to openly display their love, some still live in fear of being attacked because of their sexuality.

We need to keep the positive momentum of our movement going until we achieve universal human rights and eliminate all of the prejudices that still exist within our communities.

We need to prevent the bullying that is taking place in our schools, the harassment that is taking place in our work places, the violence that is taking place in our homes, the hate crime that is taking place in our communities and the terrorist attacks that are taking place around the world.

Our campaign is about raising awareness of the positive things that people can do, encouraging everyone to work together to eradicate all forms of hate crime.”

National Hate Crime Awareness Week is scheduled to take place between Saturday 10th October to the Saturday 17th October 2015 and will begin with a launch event at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 10th October where a service of hope and remembrance will take place to remember those who have been affected by hate crime.

The week will see hate crime awareness events taking place around the UK and 17-24-30 are inviting all politicians, all councils, all police services and all communities affected by hate crime to take part by organising hate crime awareness events.

Previous years have seen letters of support from across the political spectrum and this year the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign are working in partnership with Stop Hate UK and other organisations to encourage even more people to take part using the hashtags #NHCAW #NoPlaceForHate #SafePlaceForAll and #WeStandTogether.

Those organising events during the week are invited to send details to info@17-24-30.org so that they can be included on the National Hate Crime Awareness Week google map which has been set up to help signpost and promote the activities that many people are organising.

The week will end with a series of Hate Crime Vigils around the UK on Saturday 17th October marking the 7th International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime.

And 17-24-30 will be celebrating the end of the week with a special fundraising event at the Two Brewers in Clapham on Sunday 18th October between 6pm to 11pm.

For more information about the week please keep an eye on this 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime WordPress site, like our National Hate Crime Awareness Week Facebook page and follow our campaign on twitter @HateCrimeVigil.

Mark added

“The highlight for me this year was receiving the #PointsofLight award from the Prime Minister David Cameron for my work tackling hate crime. I was presented with the award on the main stage in Trafalgar Square in front of 20,000 people. It is a great honor to be recognised for my work but everything I have achieved to date is down to the many people who have supported this campaign so far. What we do is dedicated to the memory of those we have lost through acts of hatred around the world – in the hope that we can make the world a safer better place for those who follow in our footsteps.”

Here is a list of all the 258 organisations that took part in the Pride Parade this year – we hope that all of them will support the work we are doing to tackle hate crime and do something to raise awareness of the National Hate Crime Awareness Week this year.

For more information about Pride in London click here

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Mark Healey recognised by Prime Minister for hate crime work

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