To help raise hate crime awareness during October’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW Lambeth’s full time Hate Crime Prevention Coordinator Mark Healey will be touring Lambeth Libraries with the Lambeth Hate Crime Stall.
The following dates have been confirmed;
- Thurs 1 Oct 2-4PM – Brixton Library
- Mon 5 Oct 2-4PM – Durning Library
- Thurs 8 Oct 10Am-12 – Clapham Library
- Fri 9 Oct 2-4PM – Streatham Library
- Mon 12 Oct 2-4PM – Minet Library
- Fri 16 Oct 2-4PM – Carnegie Library
- Mon 19 Oct 2-4PM – Waterloo Library
- Thurs 22 Oct 10AM-12 – Upper Norwood Library
- Mon 26 Oct 2-4PM – West Norwood Library
- Fri 30 Oct 2-4PM – Tate South Lambeth Library
If you click on the library names above it will take you to the Facebook event pages which has been set up on the Lambeth Hate Crime Prevention Coordinator’s Facebook page here.
The Lambeth Hate Crime Stall contains a selection of leaflets from organisations that provide independent advice and support to the communities affected by hate crime.
- Victim Support Lambeth – who provide generic hate crime advice and support.
- Community Security Trust – who specialise in tackling anti-Semitism.
- Galop and the Metro Centre – who specialise in LGBT hate crimes.
- Gires – who deal with Gender Identity hate crimes.
- Tell Mama – who specialise in anti-Muslim hate crimes.
- The Monitoring Group – who specialise in race and religious hate crimes.
Mark aims to take the stall on a tour of Lambeth Libraries every four months (October, February and June each year). The stall can also be booked for other events throughout the year here, and there are plans to take the stall on a tour of Lambeth’s places of worship.
The Lambeth Hate Crime Prevention Coordinator will be on hand to talk to people about hate crime and signpost the local support that is available. He will also be handing out Lambeth Hate Crime Reporting Cards to encourage people to report the hate crime incidents they have witnessed or experienced.
“The main objective of hate crime awareness week is to reach out to those who may have witnessed or experienced hate crime but who have not done anything about it. We want to encourage them to report it whilst we are signposting the organisations that can provide independent advice and support.”
Lambeth has an on-line hate crime reporting form http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/hatecrime which people can use to report that they have experienced.
In an emergency always contact the police on 999 as they are best placed to respond, alternatively you can use 101 for non-emergencies.
Beyond Lambeth we encourage people to report on-line to their local police services via the True Vision website which can be found here.
You can follow the Lambeth Hate Crime Awareness Campaign on Twitter @Lambethhcc and we will be using the following hashtags #WeStandTogether, #NoPlaceForHate, #SafePlaceForAll and #NHCAW.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW
The week takes place between 10th to the 17th October this year and Lambeth residents are invited to attend a special launch service of hope and remembrance for those affected by hate crime at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 10th October.
Free tickets for the service at St Paul’s Cathedral are available here.
10th Anniversary of the death of Jody Dobrowski
During the week we will be remembering Jody Dobrowski who was homophobically assaulted on Clapham Common on the 14th October 2005, dying from the injuries he sustained on the 15th October. Wikipeidia link.
The week will end with a special celebration and fundraiser in aid of the 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign on Sunday 18th October from 6pm at The Two Brewers in Clapham.
Download a leaflet about 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign here 17-24-30 Tri-fold Leaflet 2015
Disability Hate Crime Partnership Lambeth
This local partnership is organising a disability hate crime awareness event at We Are 336, 336 Brixton Road on Wednesday 14th October between 10.30 to 1pm.
More information about this event is available on their Facebook event page here.
Lambeth LGBT+ Community Network
This newly formed borough LGBT forum is organising an event on Saturdau 17th October 2-6pm at the Two Brewers in Clapham.
Faith Hate Crime Working Group
The Faith Hate Crime Working Group met for the first time in September – if you are interested in getting involved please contact Mark Healey.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week Google Map
For the first time a National google map has been set up to help show and promote all the hate crime awareness events that are taking place around the UK. All the events taking place in Lambeth have been added to the map. More details available here.