Dear friends and followers,
Welcome to our latest e-newsletter as we rapidly approach October and the 4th International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime (20th Oct 2012).
We have been busy, as those of you following our Facebook page will know.
Don’t forget you can follow us on Twitter too. #HateCrimeVigil
Mark carried the Olympic Flame on the 23rd July on behalf of 17-24-30 in memory of those we have lost because of acts of hate. Since then he has been out and about enabling as many people as possible to get their photos with the Torch.
So far, thanks to our fund-raising volunteers and venues like 286 in Lewisham and the Two Brewers in Clapham we have raised over £1,700 but we still have some way to go to reach our target of £10,000 this year.
We have three appeals at the moment:
(1) A Tribute to Jody— working in partnership with the Two Brewers in Clapham, the Metropolitan Police and other local organisations we want to help raise £1,000 towards the installation of a memorial bench for Jody Dobrowski who was attacked on Clapham Common (14th Oct 2005).
You can donate via our Charities Trust Sponsor-me page:
FB Event: Sunday 7th October TWO BREWERS, Clapham: Click Here
(2) Hate Crime Vigil 2012—We hope to raise £5,000 towards the costs of this year’s London Vigil against Hate Crime (20th Oct 2012) and to help keep the 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign running for another year—funding the April Acts of Remembrance (17th, 24th & 30th April 2013) and our next Summer Awareness Campaign 2013.
You can donate via our Charities Trust Sponsor-me page:
More information on our WordPress site: click here
(3) Volunteers Appeal 2012— We need to recruit 100 people to help us manage this year’s London Vigil against Hate Crime (20th Oct 2012) and to get involved in the campaign 2012/13.
Volunteer Training is scheduled for the 9th, 10th and 11th Oct
FB Event: Volunteer Appeal 2012: Click here
If you can volunteer e-mail your name & number to email@example.com
- 16th Sept — Annual Soho Drag Race
- 18th Sept — Stephen Lawrence Lecture
- 22nd Sept — LoveSpirit
- 24th Sept — 17-24-30 PUBLIC MEETING (all welcome)
- 26th Sept — TUC/LGBT Consortium Meeting — Pride London Hustings
- 30th Sept — Big Gay 10K
- 3rd Oct — Pride London AGM
- 7th Oct— A Tribute to Jody
- 9th Oct— Volunteer Training (Introduction to 17-24-30 / Dealing with Hate Crime)
- 10th Oct — Volunteer Training (Managing the Stage/Guest Area)
- 11th Oct— Volunteer Training (Stewarding Skills for Trafalgar Square)
- 13th Oct — St Paul’s Act of Remembrance and Renewal
- 13th—19th Oct— 1st Hate Crime Awareness Week
- 14th Oct— Installation of Jody Dobrowski’s memorial bench, Clapham Common
- 20th Oct— TUC National Demonstration
- 20th Oct— Big Gay Lifestyle Exhibition
- 20th Oct— International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime, London Vigil against Hate Crime and other Solidarity Vigils around the UK and abroad.
More information about the above events can be found on our Facebook page and WordPress site:
1st Hate Crime Awareness Week 13th—19th October
The year we are launching our first Hate Crime Awareness Week with the ambition of getting as many people around the UK and abroad to do something to raise awareness of local hate crime issues.
We want Local Authorities (the Police and Council) to do something to promote their existing hate crime services. It could be as simple as distributing leaflets and posters to local venues and offices to advertise local information or to put on local events to bring people together.
Our great graphics designer Sebastian Aird has helped us design this year’s Hate Crime Awareness Week Poster which we hope you’ll download and use to promote local events.
- Download pdf here: Awareness Week Poster 2012
- Download pdf Black No To Hate Crime Logos here: no_to_hate_crime_logo
- Download pdf White No To Hate Crime Logos here: White No to Hate Crime Vigil logo
It is a great opportunity to promote local organisations, services and specialist Hate Crime Liaison Officers!
If your organizing anything then please let us know !
e-mail details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Obviously what we would really like to see happen is as many organisations, bars and clubs as possible organise solidarity vigil events* on the 20th October to raise awareness of this year’s International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime and promote the 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign.
You could also help raise some funds for us – or for much needed local services .
If you do raise money for us you can pay it in through our Charities Trust Sponsor-me page:
*Already we have heard that Vigils are being organized in Brighton, Reading, Kettering and Norwich and we expect more will be announced in the next few weeks (watch this space!).
Peter Street 13th—21st October
We are submitting a bid to Pride London to use their Peter Street Shop in London between the 13th to the 21st October which would provide us with a central base to promote the Hate Crime Awareness Week and space to organise equipment for the London Vigil.
If approved we will move in Saturday morning before the St Paul’s event (13th Oct), spend Sunday (14th Oct) preparing equipment for the London Vigil. The plan is to open the shop Monday to Friday (15th to 19th Oct) 2pm to 6pm to provide a drop in space—with information about 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign and other Hate Crime services (with stalls of information etc). Also we would hope to provide space for a TUC stall with information about their Equality Campaigns, how they are tackling Hate Crime and the impact that the Austerity Cuts are having on Hate Crime services.
We should find out at the Pride London Meeting on the 3rd October.
Metropolitan Police LGBT Liaison Officers
We have been carrying out some research to find out what the LGBT Liaison Officers listed on the Metropolitan Police Website are doing to build stronger links with local LGBT communities and tackle hate crime in their areas. Details will be published shortly.
London Councils Research
We have started the process of contacting all the London Borough Councils to see what resources they have in place to tackle hate crime and to encourage them to get involved in our Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Lewisham Staff LGBT Forum became the first staff forum to affiliate to 17-24-30.