National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016
The fifth National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW falls on Saturday 8th to Saturday 15th October 2016.
Service at St Paul’s Cathedral
The week launched with a special service of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 8th October 2016, organised by 17-24-30 in partnership with Stop Hate UK.
Within St Paul’s Cathedral the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance will be on display for the duration of the week and will be positioned in front of the painting The Light of the Work (18-54) painting by William Holman Hunt.
This year the national candle was lit by Ola Jides, who helped organise the London Stands with Orlando vigil in Soho, in memory of those who lost their lives in the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando and those affected by hate attacks around the world.
Now in its fifth year, the objective of the week is to provide focus for politicians, local police services, local authorities and their partners, and communities affected by hate crime to organise hate crime awareness events. The aim is to encourage people to report, promote local support services and to find ways to prevent hate crime together.
We encourage you to get involved in the campaign to spread a message of Hope and support those affected by acts of hatred, and to think about all forms of hate crime including:
- Gender Identity
- Sexual Orientation
The message is simple - #WeStandTogether to say #NoPlaceForHate in our communities, which we want to be a #SafePlaceForAll.
You can also take part by helping to share information about this and other events on your social media using the following hashtags: