Pride in Plymouth have received a small grant from the Plymouth City Council ‘Welcoming City Fund‘ to support our events during hate crime awareness week that takes place between 11th and 18th October. During this time and leading up to December we will be canvassing for your ideas on the design and content of printed guides that will inform the local community and visitors on how to report hate crime in the city.
The purpose of the Hate Crime Awareness Week is to tackle local hate crime issues by raising awareness of what hate crime is and how to respond to it, encourage reporting, and promote local support services and resources.
Hate Crime Awareness Events 2014:
Sat 11th October – We kick off Hate Crime Awareness Week with the launch of our own Hate Crime Reporting Centre (on-line reporting and telephone service) various venues across the city.
Wednesday 15th Pride in Plymouth invite you to an informal social at Plymouth Arts Centre from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
Come along and talk about your experiences of hate crime in the city, or suggest how we can remove some of the barriers that prevent people from reporting. The Arts Centre will also provide a great backdrop to have your photo taken in support of the NOH8 Campaign. Join the event on Facebook
Saturday 18th – Join us for Plymouth’s annual candle lit vigil against hate crime at 7pm at the Sundaial in the city centre (hot refreshments will be available). Join the event on Facebook
Some Photos from previous vigils:
Tuesday 14th – Peter Tatchell ‘Organised Religion: The Biggest Global Threat to Human Rights’ 7.30pm at Devonport Guildhall (Tickets £5.95) Click Here for more information and to purchase your tickets.
Wednesday 15th Peter Tatchell – FREE Lunch Time Talk – ‘The Global Struggle for LGBT Rights‘ 1pm Cuba Bar North Hill.
The NOH8 Campaign is an international photographic silent protest that in five years has received overwhelming support from around the world, and has appeared in various local and national news programs and publications. The images are widely used on various social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to spread the message of equality.