Hate Crime Awareness Week

The purpose of the Hate Crime Awareness Week is to tackle local hate crime issues by raising awareness of what hate crime is and how to respond to it, encourage  reporting, and promote local support services and resources.

We want to encourage local authorities (Police, Council and others) to work in partnership with local groups and community organisations to host a series of Hate Crime Awareness Events throughout the UK and Abroad in the week leading up to the International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime.2013 Awareness Week LogoHate Crime Awareness Week 12th-19th October 2013

The first Hate Crime Awareness Week took place last year and was launched with a special event at a St Paul’s Cathedral.  Following its success we are doing it all again and hope you’ll join us to help paint the country purple!

You can sign up to the Facebook events that we have set up here:

Hate Crime Awareness Week Poster

Hate Crime Awareness Week Poster - Word

Hate Crime Awareness Week Leaflet

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Keep Calm and Say No To Hate merchandise

Keep Calm and Say No To Hate Merchandise

This year we have produced a range of “Keep Calm and Say No To Hate” t-shirts, badges and balloons. Details of how to get them will be available here shortly.

Hate Crime Awareness Events – A to Z of Ideas

We are putting together a list of ideas for Hate Crime Awareness Events that people can organise here:

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  • Information Stalls – organise a stall with Hate Crime information, Local Support and Reporting Services. Last year Mencap organised stalls at three major train stations to promote their “Stand by Me” campaign (tackling disability hate crime).
  • Invite your LGBT Liaison Officer – contact your borough LGBT Liaison Officer and invite them to promote their services. Most Police organisations throughout the UK have appointed LGBT Liaison Officers and have specialist Community Safety Units to deal with Hate Crime/Community Safety issues.
  • Posters – check and update your local Hate Crime posters to ensure you are sign-posting local information. Contact you local council and police for resources to promote their services.
  • Social Networking – help us promote what we are doing by joining our 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign Facebook page and following us our HateCrimeVigil profile on Twitter. We have set up events to advertise what we are doing but will only be successful if you help us by inviting your friends and sharing our links. You can also sign up for our newsletter (distributed via Mailchimp).

You can really help us make a difference wherever you are in the world!

Get in touch if you want to be involved or have any ideas we can use!   info@17-24-30.org

And if you miss the week this year you can always start planning for next year!2014 Awareness Week Logo

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