Southwark – say No To Hate Crime

Southwark Council are one of the councils that set the standard in London with their pro-active Southwark Hate Crime Network which has helped inspire a number of events to be held across the borough during National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016.

Foreword

Welcome to the programme of events and activities for Southwark’s contribution to Hate Crime Awareness Week.

As we have seen in recent months, hate crime can have a terrible impact on victims and society. No one should be a victim of a crime, and no one should be a victim of a crime simply because of who they are.

Southwark is a tolerant, diverse and integrated borough and we can be very proud of the great contribution people of various nationalities, ethnicities, cultures, religions, genders and gender identities, disabilities, faiths and religions have made to it.

During Hate Crime Awareness Week and throughout the year, it’s important that we make the messages loud and clear: 

  • We stand together against hate 
  • There is no place for hate in Southwark
  • We want our residents to be safe and to feel safe.

That’s why I’m proud of our contribution to Hate Crime Awareness Week to empower our residents and the people who work in and commute through Southwark to be more aware of hate crime, more confident in reporting and more aware of the support available to them, should they ever need it.

I’m also pleased that some of the events also focus on the deeper rooted causes of hate crime, examining issues around identity and asking people to think about the many things we have in common as human beings. After all, in the words of the MP, Jo Cox, who was tragically murdered earlier this year, “We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.”

Cllr Barrie Hargrove, Cabinet Member for Communities and Safety

Southwark have designed this new poster, along with a new A4 leaflet.

southwark-hate-hurts-posterAnd they have put together a programme of events across the borough;

Saturday 8th October

6pm – 7pm: St Paul’s Cathedral National Hate Crime Awareness Week Launch National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016 will launch at St Paul’s Cathedral at the Service of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime. It will include performances from Diversity Choir, special guest speech, lighting of national candle for hope and remembrance and much more. BSL signers will be available.

For more information and to book your free place, go to: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/national-hate-crime-awareness-week-nhcaw-launch-at-st-paulscathedral-tickets-24876278619

Sunday 9th October

1pm – 4pm: Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG

Information sharing Local police and police cadets will be engaging with the public and surveying people on their experiences and awareness of hate crime and their confidence in reporting and seeking support. The survey will be used to shape how hate crime is handled in Southwark.

Monday 10th October

10am – 11am: Docklands Settlements Community Centre, 400 Salter Road, London SE16 5LJ

Drop-in Surgery Surrey Docks Police Safer Neighbourhood Team will be conducting a special drop-in surgery with an emphasis on hate crime and engagement around awareness and knowledge of hate crime and the support available to victims.

Tuesday 11th October

9.30am – 11.30am: All Saints Church, Peckham

Black History and Identity

As part of Black History Month, you are invited to join HourBank at our free cafes as we discuss what black history and culture means to Southwark residents. Discussions include identity, language and empowerment.

For more info go to pecan.org.uk or contact them by email: hourbank@pecan.org.uk or by phone: 020 7732 0007

For more information about black history month go to: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/blackhistorymonth

2pm – 5pm: Queen’s Road, Peckham

Hate Crime Awareness Training A special training session available to any staff with frontline responsibilities in Southwark. The training focusses on the background and history linked to hate crime legislation, the working definitions of and differences between a hate crime and a hate incident, the five hate crime strands in law, the barriers to reporting hate crimes, the impact of hate crime on victims, the support and services available to victims to Southwark. Places are fully booked

2.30pm – 4.30pm: Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, Old Kent Road, SE1 6TE

Information Sharing Police and Victim Support will be engaging with the public about hate crime and surveying people on their experiences and awareness of hate crime and their confidence in reporting and seeking support.

3pm – 6pm: London Bridge Underground Station Information

Sharing In collaboration with British Transport Police and Transport for London, selected officers will be engaging with and handing out information to the public. Commuters will be offered a chance to fill in a survey about their experiences and awareness of hate crime and their confidence in reporting and seeking support. This will be used to shape future work to address hate crime in Southwark.

Wednesday 12th October

12pm – 2pm: Peckham Pulse, 10 Melon Road, Peckham, SE15 5QN

Information Sharing Southwark Police will be engaging with the public about hate crime and surveying people on their experiences and awareness of hate crime and their confidence in reporting and seeking support. The feedback will help to shape how hate crime is handled in Southwark.

2pm – 5pm: Latin American Women’s Rights Service Hate Crime Awareness Training

A special training session for staff and volunteers on the background and history linked to hate crime legislation, the working definitions of and differences between a hate crime and a hate incident, the five hate crime strands in law, the barriers to reporting hate crimes, the impact of hate crime on victims, the support and services available to victims to Southwark. Places are fully booked.

3pm – 6pm: Bermondsey Underground Station Information Sharing

In collaboration with British Transport Police and Transport for London, selected officers will be engaging with and handing out information to the public. Commuters will be offered a chance to fill in a survey about their experiences and awareness of hate crime and their confidence in reporting and seeking support. This will be used to shape future work in Southwark.

Thursday 13th October

9.30am – 1pm: Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8BB

Information Sharing Members of Southwark’s Hate Crime Network will be engaging with bus users about hate crime, providing information and consulting them on their views and experiences. Selected officers will be engaging with and handing out information to the staff and service users. People will be offered a chance to fill in a survey about their experiences and awareness of hate crime and their confidence in reporting and seeking support. This will be used to shape future work in Southwark.

11am – 2pm: Various bus routes in Southwark Information

Sharing Metropolitan Police Service’s Safer Transport Team will be engaging with bus users, providing information and consulting them on their views and experiences.

12.30pm – 4.30pm: Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers, Crossway Church, 100 New Kent Road, SE1 6TU

Information Sharing Members of Southwark’s Hate Crime Network will be engaging with service users about hate crime, providing information in multiple languages, and consulting them on their views and experiences. Clients will be offered a chance to fill in a survey about their experiences and awareness of hate crime and their confidence in reporting and seeking support. This will be used to shape future work in Southwark.

3pm – 6pm: Southwark Underground Station Information

Sharing In collaboration with British Transport Police and Transport for London, selected officers will be engaging with and handing out information to the public. Commuters will be offered a chance to fill in a survey about their experiences and awareness of hate crime and their confidence in reporting and seeking support. This will be used to shape future work in Southwark.

Friday 14th October

9.00am – 1.00pm: London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA

Hate crime in law, the impact of hate crime, and the barriers to reporting Southwark Council and London South Bank University will collaborate on a special lecture and additional seminars about hate crime, the impact of hate crime, and the barriers to reporting. Places are now full.

10.00am – 2.00pm: The Student Centre, London South Bank University, Borough Road, SE1 0AA

Information Sharing Members of Southwark’s Hate Crime Network will have a stall at the Student Centre and will be engaging with students and handing out relevant literature on hate crime and the support and services available to victims. Students will be offered a chance to fill in a survey about their experiences and awareness of hate crime and their confidence in reporting and seeking support. This will be used to shape future work in Southwark.

10.00am: Bede House, Bede Centre, Abbeyfield Road, SE16 2BS SOS

Card Pilot Scheme Launch Metropolitan Police’s Safer Transport Team will be launching a pilot card scheme in partnership with Bede House to assist people with learning disabilities in reporting if they have been a victim to bullying or hate crime on busses. Places are full. For more information, please contact STT.Southwark@met.police.uk

12.30pm –1:30pm: Old Kent Road Mosque & Islamic Cultural Centre, 365 Old Kent Road, London, SE1 5JH

Street Briefing South Bermondsey Police Safer Neighbourhood Team will be engaging with the public about hate crime and surveying people on their experiences and awareness of hate crime and their confidence in reporting and seeking support. The feedback will help to shape how hate crime is handled in Southwark.

12.45pm – 2.00pm: 160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 4LS

Anti-Muslim Hate Crime: What is it and what we can do about it? National charity, Tell Mama, will be providing a special lunch time session for Southwark residents and staff at Southwark Council’s main office building about anti-Muslim hate crime. Places are limited so please contact karrim.jalali@southwark.gov.uk to reserve your place.

5.00pm – 7.00pm: Pempeople Popup Shop, 91 Peckham High Street, SE15 5RS

Post Referendum Racism: Speaking out and staying safe Come along to a special workshop from anti-racism charity, Jawaab, exploring, amongst other things, the situation post referendum, what we can do if we witness abuse, and why it’s important to report and different ways of reporting.

7.45pm: John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street, SE1 1JA

Divided by Race, United in War and Peace: Film screening and Q&A with Marc Wadsworth and Deborah Hobson Watch a moving documentary about race relations in Britain during and after the Second World War. The filmmakers will introduce the film and take questions from the audience. The screening is part of Black History Month. The film is suitable for adults only. It is free of charge to attend, but advance booking is essential via: southwarklibs.eventbrite.com

For more information about black history month go to: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/blackhistorymonth

Saturday 15th October

Midday – 1pm: Peckham Square, Peckham High Street, SE15 5JT

Singing for Unity Come along to Peckham Square to join in with other local people in singing songs for unity. You don’t have to be an expert – voices of all shapes, sizes and ages are welcome. Choir leader Xenia Davis of Peckham Rye Sings will be co-ordinating the songs with three and four part harmonies that have positive, uplifting messages of love, tolerance and hope over hate.

Throughout the week

Bus Garage Surgeries

Southwark Police’s Safer Transport Team will be holding and attending surgeries throughout Southwark to let bus drivers and support staff know about the SOS card pilot scheme, hate crime awareness week and hate crime in general.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Southwark will be carrying out fact-finding with clients with a focus on hate crime and ensure that appropriate advocacy and sign-posting takes place. The information will be used to improve service provision in Southwark.

Local Police

Local policing teams will be engaging with their communities about hate crime, providing literature and information and seeking their views on ways of working.

Southwark’s Youth Offending Service

Reparation Team Volunteers will be in various locations in Southwark to promote Hate Crime Awareness Week and provide information to the public about hate crime.

Face-to-face visits with Southwark Travellers’ Action Group (STAG) and Southwark Law Centre

Stag will be working in collaboration with Southwark Hate Crime Network and Southwark Law Centre to carry out face-to-face visits with members of the Traveller communities to let them know about hate crime awareness week, hate crime and the services and support available to victims. Individuals will also have an opportunity to complete a survey on their experiences which will help to shape how Southwark Council and other services address hate crime in the future.

Stall at Tooley Street,

Southwark Council, 160 Tooley Street, SE1 2QH The Southwark Hate Crime Network will be available at various times during the week to offer information and support about hate crime and the services and support available in Southwark to staff and service users at Tooley Street.

Libraries, One Stop Shops and Mobile Housing Van

Visit your local library or One Stop Shop for information and leaflets about hate crime and what to do and where to go if you are a witness or victim to a hate crime. The mobile housing van will have leaflets and posters about hate crime with practical information and advice for Southwark residents.

Southwark Youth Service

Southwark youth service will engage with young people about bullying and hate crime, and will have relevant information and promotional material available to young people.

Across Southwark

A whole host of other organisations, services, agencies and teams in Southwark will be engaging with their clients and service users around hate crime, ensuring that information is available about hate crime and the support and services in Southwark. Many groups will be surveying individuals on their experience, knowledge of and confidence around hate crime issues and reporting. The surveys will be used to shape future responses to hate crime by those organisations and in Southwark as a whole.

For more information visit http://www.southwark.gov.uk/hatecrime

Downloads;

Hate Crime Events; hate-crime-awareness-week-2016-programme-of-events pdf

Hate Crime Leaflet; a4-hate-crime-leaflet-update pdf

Hate Crime Poster; southwark-hate-crime-poster pdf

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About mhealey

Founder of 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign
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