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Hate Crime Awareness Week

Start: 26th January 2015 8:00 am

End: 1st February 2015 11:55 pm

Awareness, Hate crime,

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Let's end hate crime

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.

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Alisha Abbott

To whom it may concern,

I am currently a 2nd year student at MMU, currently in my 2nd semester studying the unit ‘Policing in Modern Britain’. Our second assignment is group work and the task is to help promote hate crime and reporting centres. We are in groups of 8, we have been given the task and it is entirely up to us how we want to complete it. My group and I have had a number of ideas in which we could promote and make awareness of hate crime.Whilst working with you, we would promote your centre name and logo if you have one. Our ideas that are currently in process of creating is going into secondary schools and holding hate crime awareness assemblies, handing out questionnaires regarding hate crime before and after to identify how much knowledge particularly the students have before and after the presentation. Additionally, we are creating social media pages including Facebook and Twitter pages where we are going to promote what hate crime is, examples, clips and other educational material about it including information about ways to report. We have also thought about allowing individuals to report through us on social media particularly young people who tend to use social media more. We would then past the information onto you for reports.
We are going to create posters and leaflets to put on bus shelters and to hand out around the city.
Again, all these will feature your logo to promote we are working alongside you.

This email address is the account we have created for our organisation. Our name is ‘Hate on Hate Crime GM’ and we have also created a logo for ourselves. Another idea of ours is to use this email account to not only keep in contact with the organisation were working with but also members from other groups in society who work on hate crime such as the council and the police. Additionally, we would promote this email address as a contact for victims to report and victims/non victims to contact about further information regarding hate crime.

If you would like to work with us, we would love to come and meet you and discuss your ideas and plans so far with you or we can communicate over email if that is best for you and we would be able to keep you updated.

I look forward to hearing back from you

King Regards

Alisha Abbott

Web Admin 1

Hi Alisha, we’re not actually a hate crime reporting centre ourselves – although we do promote awareness of them and encourage people to come forward and report hate crimes and incidents. Hate crime awareness week in February will also see lots of campaign activity taking place across Greater Manchester. If you want to discuss your ideas further, please email communications@gmpcc.org.uk.

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