Manchester’s annual Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place from Monday 26 – Sunday 1 February 2015.
Throughout this week there will be more than 60 events held across Greater Manchester to celebrate diversity and raise awareness of hate crime and hate crime third party reporting centres.
The events, which have been funded by grants provided by the City Council and supported by GMP and the Police and Crime Commissioner, include:
- The Nigerian Women’s Group will hold an event and quiz to explore what a hate crime is and how to get support, at the Whalley Range Methodist Hall.
- The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre in Moston will hold an exhibition about how artists interpret hate crime.
- The Manchester Muslim Writers group will hold an anti-Islamophobia event to raise awareness of hate crime through creative writing and poetry at Chorlton Library.
- Wythenshawe Community Media will hold radio events and discussions throughout the week.
- The LGBT Centre in Sidney Street, Ardwick, will hold an open day exploring what hate crime is and how it can be dealt with.
- The Mancunian Way charity will hold sessions across the city in which young people will create a film looking at the issues.
For more information visit www.manchester.gov.uk
Find out more about hate crime and how to report it at www.gmpcc.org.uk/hatecrime.