The National Hate Crime Awards were devised by Tell MAMA (and partners) to celebrate the fantastic Upstanders who have taken a stand against hatred, intolerance and prejudice in the UK.
The list of award winners for the first annual awards for those countering hate, intolerance and prejudice were announced on Thursday the 17th of November 2016. The National Hate Crime Awards ceremony, 2016, took place in Central London and the award winners for each of the categories are listed below.
We congratulate those who were successful on the night and to those who were not, 2017 could well be your year. Nominations will open in May 2017 and we hope that you will all put forward the names of individuals and organisations making a positive difference in communities. More than ever, we as communities, need to stand together and work towards defending core values that bind us together and unite us for the future.
The 2016 Award Winners were as follows:
- Young Upstander Award: Tamanna Miah
- Community Volunteer Upstander Award: Rev’d Canon Mark Oakley
- Upstanding Organisation Award: Communities Inc.
- Research and Innovation Award: Dr. Stevie-Jade Hardie
- Media Upstander Award: Awaaz FM Community Radio
- Local Council Service Upstander Award: Northampton Borough Council
- Law Enforcement Upstander Award: CC Susannah Fish, Nottinghampshire Police
- Parliamentarian Upstander Award: David Lammy MP
Special Awards Categories:
- Edwin Shukur Award: Mark Healey
- Lawrence Brass Award: Caroline Nelson
- Outstanding Contribution Award: Bruce Brown
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul Giannasi
- Tell MAMA Champion Award: Baroness Susan Williams
- The Jo Cox Award: Presented in honour of the late Jo Cox and her vision and values. This will be presented to her husband, Brendan Cox.
For more information about the National Hate Crime Awards check out their new website here.