LATEST NATIONAL HATE CRIME AWARENESS WEEK 2017 NEWS
National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017 will take place from 14th to 21st October. So we need you all start thinking about what you will do to support the week this year!
A special service to bring communities affected by Hate Crime together during National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW 2017 will take place on Sunday 15th October 2017, 6pm-7pm at St Paul’s Cathedral, London.
This year the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance will be lit in memory of MP Jo Cox, and all those killed and injured during the London Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Manchester and Finsbury Mosque attacks.
There are plenty of ways people got involved with National Hate Crime Awareness week in previous years.
- People put their Hands up for Challenging Hate – we were inundated with photos; see the Galleries page to see some of them
- Candlelit vigils were held across the country, including London, Sussex, Devon, Suffolk and Berkshire.
- There was plenty of coverage in the media and a huge campaign on Social Media!
In past years, we’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of support, and would like to thank everybody for their letters and statements, including our Patron, Baroness Lawrence, former Prime Minister David Cameron and many other senior politicians, including former London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Our thanks also go out to all those who have been involved in, planning and attending events across the country, and for those who organised and stood vigil to remember all those affected by Hate. You can see photos of the service can be found on our Galleries page.
So, let’s get ready for National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017 and make it one of the most successful ever!
The map below shows all the different National Hate Crime Awareness week events which are being held across the UK.
· Hate Crime Awareness events are marked in Blue.
· National Freedom of Information responses are in Red, Amber and Green.
· #NHCAW Articles are added in Black
To add your event to the National Hate Crime Awareness Week Google Map register your event here.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016 was 8th to 15th October and was a huge success!
Click here to read a letter of support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016 from our Ambassador Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral .
Click here to read a message of support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016 from our Ambassador, Adrian Derbyshire.
Click here to read our latest blog, all about National Hate Crime Awareness Week and how to register an event.
Download the National Hate Crime Awareness Week Poster to display in your organisation here: National Hate Crime Awareness Poster