The message is simple and straightforward, “Never forget – it is up to remember them” states the latest advert for the forthcoming international day of Hope and Remembrance organised by 17-24-30 for those who have been affected by hate crime.
The 4th London Vigil against Hate Crime will take place in Trafalgar Square on the 20th October between 7pm to 9pm.
Last year there were at least 12 other vigils across the UK with reports that other vigil events were held across the USA, Canada, Europe and Africa. It is hoped that even more vigils will take place around the UK and abroad. 17-24-30 would like to hear from anyone who would like to organise their own vigil events this year so we can help advertise and promote them.
In particular, we think that the bars and clubs should start organising their own vigil events in partnership with their local authorities – the police and council – to help raise awareness of hate crime and support the development of local initiatives.
We could really do with their support and welcome any funds they could raise towards the costs of this year’s vigil and support the ongoing work of our campaign.
For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org