National Hate Crime Awareness Week starts this Saturday and Croydon is marking it with a range of events.
Hate crime can target many people, including people of different races or religions, people with disabilities, or sexual differences (LGBTQ).
The week, organised by the charity, No To Hate Crime Campaign, aims to bring people together to stand with those affected by hate crime, remember those we have lost, and help those who need ongoing support.
The events include panel discussions throughout the week on hate crimes’ impact on young women, faith groups, the LGBT community, older people and those with a disability.
The week culminates in a day of events on Saturday 20 October when young people from across the borough will showcase the community work they have spearheaded in response to hate crime.
Councillor Hamida Ali, cabinet member for safer Croydon and communities
“There is no place for hate crime in our borough and tackling this abuse in all its forms is a priority in Croydon. We’re working with the CVA to hear from communities about their experience and concerns.
“Our events include panel discussions on hate crime and its impact on our incredibly diverse communities including black, Asian and minority’s ethnic people, disabled people, LGBT+ people, people of diverse faith backgrounds and older people. We will also look at how young people have led on helping to combat this crime, and the great work they have done.”
To find out more about the events, and to book, please see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/sharon-kilborne-16750400741.