The first 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Hate Crime Awareness Week 13th-19th October is being launched at a very special event at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 13th October.
The Act of Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime will take place at 6.30pm.
Guests are invited to arrive early from 6pm onwards. Everyone is welcome.
During the service led by Cannon Mark Oakley, there will be three speakers including Beverly Smith (Disability Hate Crime Network), Suresh Grover (The Monitoring Group) and Mark Healey (17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign).
A candle of Hope and Remembrance will be lit during the service by Nik Moore’s sister Carolyn Moore and mother Peggy Moore. Nik Moore along with Andrea Dykes and John Light were killed during the nail bomb attack on the Admiral Duncan on the 30th April 1999. The Candle will then be placed in the Middlesex Chapel in front of the painting “The Light of the World” where it will remain for the duration of the week leading up to the 4th Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime on the 20th October.
Up to 30 people have been invited to light smaller candles, symbolising many communities coming together as one to tackle hate crime.
Messages of Support
We have made approaches to a variety of people across our communities for their support, people of faith and no faith. The Mayor of London, Downing Street – both the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office, the Leader of the Opposition and leaders of other parties.
We appeal to leaders in all communities to do something to help get the message out across the UK and abroad that no forms of hate crime are acceptable in our communities and that we will all strive together to tackle this problem.
Letters of support have been received, some of which we hope to share at this event, or shortly afterwards in the lead up to the 20th October.
Hate Crime Awareness Week 13th – 19th October
The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of hate crime issues around the UK and abroad, encouraging local communities to do something to tackle local issues.
Tower Hamlets Council No Place for Hate are holding a stall at their Idea Store in Whitechapel, Hackney LGBT Liaison Officer is doing some outreach work at Chariots in Shorditch, Mencap and the British Transport Police are working in partnership to host stalls at Victoria and Waterloo Stations.
For more information about events check out our 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Facebook Events page:
4th London Vigil against Hate Crime
INVITE PEOPLE NOW Click here for the London Vigil against hate Crime Event Page
Trafalgar Square on Saturday 20th October 7pm to 9pm
It will take place after the TUC National Demonstration “A Future that Works” which is scheduled to take place on the same day in the morning. We expect Trafalgar Square to be clear by 3pm and plan to set up infrastructure for the London Vigil from 4pm onwards.
Volunteers are still welcome to join us – send contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our events page for Solidarity Vigil details: