We’re supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week

13 October, 2014

Written by: Campaigns team

Safety

It’s  National Hate Crime Awareness Week(12-19 Oct) and here in Lambeth we are continuing to tackle the issue, raise awareness and provide support to victims in the borough.

 

In it’s third year, National Hate Crime Awareness Week encourages people and organisations to come together to remember those who have been affected by all forms of hate crime to do something in our communities to tackle this issue.

In Lambeth, the week launched with a fundraiser for 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign at the Two Brewers in Clapham, and throughout the week, we are supporting many groups who may experience hate crime, with the hope of making it history.

Lambeth – Discussion about Disability Hate Crime, Wednesday 15 October, We Are 336, Brixton Road, 10am-12pm,

Working together with a number of disability organisations and Victim Support Lambeth we will be discussing ways to tackle disability hate crime in the borough. Email Mark Healey, Lambeth Hate Crime Co-ordinator, for more details at  mhealey1@lambeth.gov.uk

International Spirit Day, Thursday 16 October

Launched in 2009 following a series of young LGBT people who committed suicide. To raise awareness of the day, you can wear purple to show support to young LGBT people.

Lambeth Hate Crime stall

Our Lambeth Hate Crime stall will be out and about at Streatham Library (Wednesday 15 Oct) and Brixton Library (Friday 17 Oct). You will be able to get information and speak to Mark about what we are doing in Lambeth to combat all strands of hate crime.

To report a hate crime, visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/hatecrime or email mhealey1@lambeth.gov.uk

Remember, in an emergency always call the police on 999.

For more information about hate crime in Lambeth follow @lambethhcc on Twitter and lambethhcc.wordpress.com

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