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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17th April – 16 years on Brixton Remembers 17-24-30

On the 16th anniversary of the Brixton nail bomb, we talk to Mark Healey, Lambeth Hate Crime Co-ordinator, about saying No To Hate Crime and the April Acts of Remembrance – #AAR16.

Brixton nail bomb act of remembrance

On the 17, 24 and 30 April 1999 David Copeland targeted the Black, Asian and Gay Communities of Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho in an attempt to stir up fear and hatred which he hoped would lead to a race war and the election of the British National Party. Luckily his plan failed but not before he had planted three bombs killing three people and injuring many more.

I’ve been working with the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign to organise the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR16.

17 April – Brixton Remembers 17-24-30

Members of 17-24-30 will join local people and volunteers by the site where the bomb exploded outside the Iceland Store on Brixton Road.

We’ll light three candles representing the three communities attacked and spend some time talking to passers-by about what happened, taking a moment to hold a minutes silence and take photos.

6pm meet at the Iceland store by the plaque.
6.30pm Hold a moments silence.
7pm ends – some may go for a drink afterwards.

 Brick Lane and Soho Remember

For more about what happened in Brick Lane and SoHo and how these hate crimes can be remembered, please visit the following links.

The 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign

It is vital that we remember that David Copeland set out to stir up hatred between the Black, Asian and Gay communities hoping that it would lead to a race war – luckily his plan failed – but it is up to us to make sure that we keep building bridges and help bring our communities closer together so that there is no place for any form of hatred.

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Letters and statements of support #HCAW2014

Letters of Support

Letters and statements of support for this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness week organised by 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign in partnership with Stop Hate UK have been received from the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Leader of the opposition and the Minister for Crime.

Prime Minsister David Cameron wrote;

“Hate Crime Awareness Week reminds us of the devastating effect of hate crime on victims, their families and entire communities. It is a chance to remember those who have suffered or who continue to face intolerance and hatred.

We remember those who were killed and injured 15 years ago in the appalling nail bomb attacks in London, which targeted people because of the colour of their skin or their sexual orientation; we remember Ian Baynham who was killed in Trafalgar Square five years ago in a homophobic attack; we remember all those who were killed or injured before and since and think about their friends and families who must live with terrible consequences of hate crime every day.

Such acts must be totally rejected – every person, no matter their background, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, beliefs or ethnicity, should be allowed to live their lives without fear of being abused or attacked because of who they are – this is a basic right and one we all share.

We all have a responsibility to challenge hatred. Whether that’s addressing attitudes and behaviours that foster prejudice; intervening at an early age to educate children about tolerance; urging role models to set a good example, or backing communities so they feel confident to speak out against hatred.

And of course, the Government and law enforcers have a critical role to play too. The Government needs to make sure the best legislation and protections are in place to safeguard victims and give police and prosecutors the best possible tools; the police service needs to make sure victims feel confident in coming forward by thoroughly investigating allegations and robustly pursuing offenders; and prosecutors need to support witnesses and bring perpetrators to justice.

I am confident that the Government is making good progress in delivering on our commitments to tackle hate crime. We have strengthened the legal framework and improved how hate crime is reported and measured. We will continue to focus on our three core areas: to prevent hate crime happening in the first place; to increase reporting and access to support; and to improve the operational response to hate crime.

However, I know that still more needs to be done by all agencies and authorities, working in partnership with communities and charities like Stop Hate UK and 17-24-30, to ensure victims are heard, offenders are brought to justice and communities feel protected.

The UK is a far stronger place because of its diversity. People of different backgrounds all help make this great country. Let us all go forward together in the name of unity to confront hatred and intolerance.”

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg wrote;

“No-one should ever have to feel threatened or afraid of being who they are, because of their sexuality, beliefs, race, gender or disability.

“During Hate Crime Awareness Week, we remember those people who have suffered as victims of hate crime, as well as their families and friends, and stand with them to say we will not tolerate this abuse.

“In Britain, we pride ourselves on being a modern, diverse and open society. There’s no place in our society for discrimination of any kind. That’s why, in this Coalition Government, we’ve focused on preventing these kinds of attacks, increasing the reporting of hate crimes when they do happen and ensuring victims receive our full support.

“We can’t change things on our own. This is a constant challenge that we need to face together. Hate Crime Awareness Week is a stark reminder of what more we need to do: eliminating hate crime and building the fairer society everyone in Britain deserves.”

Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband wrote;

“I want to add my support to this year’s hate crime awareness week.

This year’s events come on the fifth anniversary of the appalling murder of Ian Baynham in Trafalgar Square. Despite the progress we have made on equality elsewhere, too many young men and women still face the daily experience of discrimination.

I know that Britain is better than the prejudice and hatred directed at too many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

This is why hate crimes awareness week and the many community and faith events happening across the country to support it are so important in affirming our collective commitment to speak out against hatred and persecution.

We have come a long way on the journey against homophobia and transphobia. Together, we have brough equality closer, from ending Section 28 to outlawing discrimination in the workplace in the everyday provision of goods and services. I am proud of the part that Labour MPs and Peers played in securing the sucessful passage of equal marriage through Parliament. Britain is better because of these changes.

But there is still unfinished business.

For every young person scared to come out or facing bullying in the playground, we stall have a job to do. For all those in other countries who are facing persecution and even death because of their sexuality, we still have a job to do.

But the legacy of equality has always been that when communities come together to organise a better society, progress has been made.

As you gather at events and vigils throughout Hate Crime Awareness Week, remember those who have suffereed and be restless for change.

Together we can build a more equal and just society.”

Norman Baker MP

Minister for Crime Prevention, Norman Baker MP wrote;

“Living without the fear of being abused or attacked because of who you are is a basic human right and one we all share. I welcome Hate Crime Awareness Week 2014 as an invaluable opportunity to raise public awareness and encourage local action against all forms of hate crime.

Targeting a person or a group based on their disability, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender-identity or any other personal characteristic is completely unacceptable and has no place in a civilised society.

In my role as Minister for Crime Prevention I have had the privilege of seeing the valuable work that groups like 17-24-30 do in raising awareness and supporting victims of all forms of hate crime. Earlier this year I met with Sylvia Lancaster from the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, who has built a lasting legacy to her daughter whose murder was defined by the court as a hate crime. We discussed how to raise awareness of hate crimes against people from alternative subcultures amongst young people, police and other agencies. The work of organisations such as these is essential in ensuring that the attitudes and behaviours that foster hatred are challenged, so that everyone has the freedom to live their lives free from hostility or harassment on the grounds of who they are.

The most recent update of our cross-government hate crime action plan ‘Challenge it, Report it, Stop it’ was published in May. As a progress report, it provides an overview of our achievements since the action plan was established in March 2012. In the report, we  also highlight issues that have emerged or continued to evolve and have renewed our commitment to focus attention on disability hate crime,  online hatred, extremism and anti-Muslim hatred. We are working across government, with our partners, the voluntary sector and on an international level to take action in each of these areas.

As part of our commitment to build a better understanding of hate crime and how it affects different people, I attended a meeting of the All-party parliamentary group on autism and learning disabilities in May to listen to the issues of the group about hate crimes against people with autism and learning disabilities. I have also met with the government’s Independent Advisory Group on hate crime. This group includes experts from across the hate crime sector and victims.

Following the recent rise in anti-Semitic hate crime in Britain we are liaising closely with the Jewish community to support them in combating it. I plan to visit the Community Security Trust, an organisation that supports the Jewish community and monitors anti-Semitic incidents, later this month, and Ministers across government have already met with representatives from Jewish communities to discuss the situation. New guidance for dealing with hate crimes, which includes advice for dealing with anti-Semitic incidents and how to monitor and deal with community tensions, has recently been issued to police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Getting the response to hate crime right depends on deep local knowledge of victims, offenders and communities. Our action plan emphasises the importance of local areas taking the lead in tackling hate crime, with professionals, the voluntary sector and communities working together to deal with local issues and priorities. I congratulate all local areas who have organised events this Hate Crime Awareness week to promote local services and initiatives.

I am conscious that there is more we can do to tackle hate crime and it is one of my top priorities in my role. I will use Hate Crime Awareness week as an opportunity to remember those who have been affected by hate crime and consider how best to take further action to end these dreadful acts. We are making real progress in tackling hate crime, but there is still much to do to confront the hatred and hostility that still exists in our society.

I would encourage anyone who is a victim of hate crime to come forward and report the incident to the police, so we know where incidents are happening. You can report incidents directly to the police online through True Vision at www.report-it.org.uk.”

Mark Healey outside Parliament

Founder of 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign, Mark Healey said.

“I hope this week, our 3rd National Hate Crime Awareness Week will inspire even more people to get involved. That we will  continue to build upon this week each year until there is absolutely no place for hate in any of our communities.

All forms of bullying, harassment, emotional abuse, physical and sexual violence are not acceptable in this day and age, we need to collectively take responsibility and stop shifting the blame onto others for these things. It is time to realise that together we have the opportunity to do something about this now.

So I am calling upon every leader and every follower to take up this challenge – do what you can do to challenge, prevent and stop hate crime today. Communicate within your families, your communities and circles of friends and encourage others to join us in this global campaign to eliminate hate crime.

Every Local Authority has a statutory duty to ensure that they have a Crime Reduction plan in place, and that includes a plan to tackle all forms of hate crime. It’s time for us to check that they do, to make sure that tackling hate crime is not just given lip service but is actually followed through.

In my view every council should have a Hate Crime Prevention Coordinator to help draft local Hate Crime Prevention Plans in partnership with the relevant council departments, the local police and the communities they serve.

We need these people in place to help drive forward these plans, to make sure the Government’s National Hate Crime Prevention Plan is implemented at every level throughout the UK and in this time of austerity adequately resourced.

I’m confident that five year’s on from the death of Ian Baynham we are making progress, but I have seen hate crime drop down some people’s agendas and we need this week to remind them to put it back at the top.

Take the MOPAC 7 for example – it should be the MOPAC 8 and  include clear targets for the Metropolitan Police Service to tackle Hate. I’d like to see this implemented when we elect the next Mayor of London.

Each year we have seen more people becoming aware of this campaign and getting involved in tackling hate crime.

I am pleased to see these letters and statements of support from the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the Minister of Crime Prevention which show that this campaign is being taken seriously by those at the top.

I am pleased to hear about all the hate crime events that are being organised around the UK this week. It is good to see so many local authorities, police services, and community organisations getting involved.

This is a national call for action to see all forms of Hate Crime tackled and eliminated across the UK.

Every Council, Every Police Service, Every Community, Everyone of us has a part to play – it is time to get involved and say – HERE THERE IS NO PLACE FOR HATE!

Five years on Ian Baynham, we are still standing up for you.”

Ian Baynham

MORE LETTERS OF SUPPORT WIILL APPEAR ON OUR WORDPRESS SITE IN DUE COURSE

Launch event at St Paul’s Cathedrall #HCAW2014

Saturday 11th October 2014 we will be gathering at St Paul’s Cathedral London at 6.15pm for a special service to mark the start of this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

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Sylvia Lancaster, mother of murdered Goth Sophie Lancaster will light the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime and speak about the SOPHIE LANCASTER Foundation that she has founded to Stamp Out Prejudice Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere.

Information about Sophie Lancaster foundation here.

International Day

Saturday 18th October, we will be marking the 6th International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime with a series of Vigils around the UK.

We welcome people to post selfies and comments of support of our 17-24-30 Facebook page here.

REGISTERED FOR WEB GIFWe invite you to put your Hands up for Challenging Hate – send Stop Hate UK a photo of your hand to include in their Hate Crime Awareness Week Mosaic info@ stophateuk.org

Stop Hate UK National Hate Crime Events Listing

A list of Hate Crime Awareness Events and activities are available here on the Stop Hate UK website.

If you are organising an event, send the details to info@ stophateuk.org to get it listed.

NATIONAL HATE CRIME AWARENESS WEEK 2015

At the end of this week 17-24-30 and Stop Hate UK will be meeting to start the process of planning for next year.

If you would like to be involved then please get in touch info@ 17-24-30.org

 

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