17-24-30 have updated their promotional campaign leaflet to bring it up to date for 2015.
Download the new leaflet here 17-24-30 Tri-fold Leaflet 2015
We would like to encourage those organising hate crime awareness events as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week to download and distribute this leaflet to those attending.
The front cover includes the new hashtag #NHCAW that has been adopted as the logo to promote National Hate Crime Awareness Week and boldly states;
“We believe that it is important to actively remember the victims of hate crime, to show support to those who have had their lives changed forever by acts of hate. We state clearly that hate crime is not acceptable in our communities and that we need to work together to tackle this problem”.
The quote from Mark Healey who founded the organisation in April 1999 underlines the basic principles of the 17-24-30 which are;
- To remember the victims of hate crime.
- To support those affected by hate crime.
- To state that hate crime is not acceptable in our communities.
- And to bring people together to tackle the problem.
The leaflet answers the following frequently asked questions about 17-24-30;
Q: What does “17-24-30” stand for?
A: 17-24-30 represents the combined dates of the London nail bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho which took place on the 17th, 24th and 30th April 1999.
Q: When was 17-24-30 founded?
A: A Facebook group was set up in April 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of the London nail bomb attacks. 17-24-30 was registered as a small charity with HM Revenue and Customs in August 2011 (Ref XT30898).
People can still like and join the group on Facebook here.
Q: Why was 17-24-30 set up?
A: In April 2009 there was an article published that said that there was not enough support for those who experienced these attacks, the anniversaries cause pain and suffering, and that because there was no support the annual gathering and service in St Anne’s Gardens should end. We felt that was the wrong decision – and that whilst the friends and families of those who were killed or injured want to gather, that we as a community have a duty to stand with them. Further we thought we should take on-board the responsibility for organising and facilitating that we now call the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR.
Q: What are the aims of 17-24-30?
A: Our primary aim is to organise and facilitate the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR. We want to bring people together, to remember those lost and those who need our on-going support. We want our communities to stand together against all forms of hate crime.
In Brixton and Brick Lane we gather and hand out information about hate crime and talk to people about their experiences.
In Soho we facilitate the annual service in St Anne’s Gardens.
Q: What other aims does 17-24-30 have?
A: Following the death of Ian Baynham in October 2009 we organised the first London Vigil against Hate Crime in Trafalgar Square which was supported by over 29,000 people around the world. Over 10,000 people turned up for the first vigil in Trafalgar Square – launching what has become an international day of hope and remembrance for those affected by hate crime.
17-24-30 supports the objectives outlined in the Government’s Challenge it, Report it, Stop it Hate Crime Strategy launched in March 2012 and updated in May 2014.
- To prevent hate crime.
- To encourage reporting and increase access to victim support.
- To improve operational response to hate crime.
Download the Government’s plan here HateCrimeActionPlanProgressReport
We raise funds to organise and support hate crime awareness events and activities to promote these objectives.
We also support the Mayor’s Office Policing and Crime MOPAC Hate Crime Reduction Strategy launched in December 2014.
Download the MOPAC plan here MOPAC Hate Crime Reduction Strategy
The strategy has 29 objectives to tackle hate crime in London and action 2 is to run a hate crime awareness campaign to support the National Hate Crime Awareness Week we have established. 17-24-30 is represented by Mark Healey on the London Hate Crime Panel and the London Hate Crime Delivery Group.
Q: What is National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW?
A: In October 2012 the London Vigil against Hate Crime evolved into the National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW.
The week takes place between the second and third Saturday of October, and is designed to encourage local authorities (Police and Council) to work with local communities affected by hate crime to organise hate crime awareness events to promote local advice and support services.
We organise a special launch event at the beginning of the week and contact key figures and organisation around the UK to encourage their participation and support.
Each year since 2009 we have receive letters of support from across the political spectrum including the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition.
We organise a social media campaign using Facebook, MailChimp, Twitter and WordPress to advertise the week and promote hate crime awareness.
And we coordinate the production of a National Hate Crime Google Map, encouraging everyone organising events to register details with us so we can signpost and promote their activities.
Q: How can people get involved and support 17-24-30, the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR and the National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW?
1. Like and follow 17-24-30’s Facebook groups and pages.
2. Follow the 17-24-30 Twitter account and retweet our posts.
3. Check out the 17-24-30 WordPress site for the latest information updates.
4. Sign up to the 17-24-30 MailChimp mailing list.
5. Come along and support 17-24-30’s events.
- 17th April – Brixton Remembers 17-24-30
- 24th April – Brick Lane Remembers 17-24-30
- 30th April – Soho Remembers 17-24-30
- October – National Hate Crime Awareness Week official launch event
- October – 17-24-30 Annual Fundraising event
Check out our Facebook events listing page for current events here.
6. Help 17-24-30 raise the funds we need to do our work.
- We are aiming to raise five thousand pounds to help fund our on-going work in 2015/16. You can donate on our Charities Trust Sponsor Me team page here.
7. Become a volunteer – and help us organise and facilitate these events. We need peopel with a variety of skills; stewarding, fundraising, photography and people with social media skills.
- Send us a copy of your CV and details of what types of volunteering roles you would be interested in.
8. Use the following hashtags #WeStandTogether, #NoPlaceForHate, #SafePlaceForAll, #NHCAW, #AAR to promote our work.
9. Organise your own hate crime awareness events – check 17-24-30’s WordPress site for ideas of things you can do.
- Link to hate crime awareness events ideas page to be added here.
- Register your hate crime awareness events here (link to be added).
10. Order and use our campaign materials; bages, t-shirts, posters and wrist bands available from the 17-24-30 WordPress Site.
- Link to merchandise ordering page to be added here.
Make sure you report hate crime directly to your local police service via the True Vision website http://www.report-it.org.uk
Remember to dial 999 in an emergency.
Or dial 101 if it is not an emergency.
17-24-30 promotes third party independent advice and support services via our WordPress site. We are not a hate crime reporting site.