Pride in Plymouth are proud to support the National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015 that this year will take place between 10th and 17th October.
On Saturday 10th October we will be joining many other organisations in the City Centre at Place de Brest working together to raise awareness about hate crime and the reporting options in the city.
Through the week there will be many events organised by Plymouth Community Homes, Plymouth City Council, Highbury Trust, and Plymouth University.
On Saturday 17th October Pride in Plymouth are taking the lead in organising the candle lit vigil against hate crime that will take place in Drakes Place Garden at 7pm.
There will be guest speakers, hot refreshments, biscuits, soup, and crusty bread.
“Every person has a right to live without fear of being attacked, those that are targeted or have been attacked should be protected, and those who commit these attacks should receive the toughest penalties.”
We are also proud that we will be lending some of our event infrastructure such as tables, chairs, audio visual equipment and gazebos to support the events through the week.
Throughout the week we will also be supporting the NOH8 Campaign which is an international photographic silent protest that in six years has received overwhelming support from around the world, and has appeared in various local and national news programs and publications. The images are widely used on various social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to spread the message of equality.
The purpose of the Hate Crime Awareness Week is to tackle 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.
Remember that you can confidentially report hate crime and incidents via our third party reporting service.
Photos of the NHCAW 2015