National Hate Crime Awareness Week is an initiative started by 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign to encourage authorities, organisations, and individuals to promote work tackling hate crime. By bringing people together, it aims to “stand with those affected by hate crime”.
Tackling Hate Crime has always been at the centre of our work. Projects like Hate Crime: Communities in Control, Hyson Green Stands up to Hate Crime, or Building Stronger Communities have helped to raise hate crime awareness in Nottinghamshire. However, with hate crime reports increasing, it is important that we spread the word and bring communities together.
To support National Hate Crime Awareness Week, we’ve organised some free events which aim to raise awareness of hate crime and promote understanding.
Hate Crime Awareness Training Bassetlaw
In partnership with BCVS, we are delivering hate crime awareness training to anybody in the Bassetlaw area.
This training is for individuals or organisations who are active in their communities and who want to know more about hate crime and what they can do to help those affected and increase reporting.
Tuesday 17th, 1-6 pm
BCVS, The Old Abbey School, Priorswell Rd, Worksop, Notts S80 2BU
To Book a place, please contact Alison Palmer (BCVS Partnership Officer)
T: 01909 476118 ext 25
Film Night at Nottingham Contemporary
In collaboration with Nottingham Contemporary, we are bringing the public a free showcase of the acclaimed documentary ‘I am not your negro’. Based on James Balwin unfinished manuscript Remember This House, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s memories of civil rights leaders and his friends. Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
The screening will be followed by a quiz based on the film. Free refreshments will be provided.
Tuesday 17th October, 6-8 pm
Nottingham Contemporary (downstairs in the Space)
To book your place go to the Communities Inc website at www.communitiesinc.org.uk
Walk the Talk: Tackling Hate Crime Together
Communities Inc (working in partnership with Nottingham Trams) have been given use of the kiosk at the Clifton South tram stop. This is now rebranded ‘Communities Hub’ and we’ll be using it as a meeting point for activities that bring people together.
The theme of October’s walk will be ‘tackling hate crime together. How do we unite a community to take a stance against intolerance and prejudice?’
Those travelling to the event by tram will be entitled to purchase an ‘event ticket’ at a reduced price but to do so your place must be booked beforehand via Eventbrite and your receipt shown to the ticket inspector if requested.
It’s time to walk the talk.
Thursday 19th October, 12 – 2 pm
To book, visit our Eventbrite: https://walk-the-talk-tackling-hate-crime.eventbrite.co.uk
Please wear sensible footwear and clothing.
Thursday 19th, 12- 2 PM
Clifton South Park and Ride
A day of action with British Transport Police
We are also joining the British Transport Police at Nottingham Train station for their Hate Crime Day of Action which is a great opportunity to raise awareness of hate crime. Gourmet Coffee will be providing free drinks to anyone wanting to have a conversation about hate crime, public safety and crime prevention.
Friday 20th October, 1-3 pm
Nottingham Train Station
For more information about National Hate Crime Awareness Week, visit their website.