A number of activities are taking place in Tower Hamlets to mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Tackling hate crime is a council priority and features in the Strategic Plan. Tower Hamlets has a multi award winning No Place for Hate forum, campaign and team which coordinates a range of activities during National Hate Crime Awareness Week (14-21 October). This year, the week has a focus on Antisemitic hate crime.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week provides an opportunity for the council to reaffirm its commitment to addressing hate crime, promote its No Place for Hate campaign and continue to work towards its goal of becoming an anti-racism borough that is a safe place for all who live, work, study or connected to our borough.
Watch this video of our lead member for safer communities, president of East London Central Synagogue, and police, talk about the impact of hate crime, how to report it, and why you should.
We also have a number of activities taking place throughout the awareness week, including:
- Annual Service of Remembrance for victims and communities affected by hate crime. Local authorities are invited to attend by CEO/Founder of 17-24-30 Charity. (Date, time and venue TBC). Sunday 15 October is being considered.
- No Place for Hate Champions Welcome Event and Presentation of Certificates by Mayor Lutfur Rahman to our latest recruits of No Place for Hate Champions including five of our councillors. Monday 16October, 12-1pm (Council Chamber, Town Hall).
- Annual Peace Walk to bring communities together on Monday 16October. Meet at 2pm in Altab Ali Park, walk through Brick Lane to Rich Mix ( 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA) at 3pm for speeches from invited speakers and refreshments, and workshop on tackling Hate Crime.
- No Place for Hate Football Match to bring together our diverse communities and raise awareness of hate crime on Thursday 19October, 2-4pm at Mile End 3G Football Pitches, Mile End Park Leisure Centre and Stadium 190 Burdett Road, E3 4HL. The Mayor will present a trophy to the winning team.
- No Place for Hate Pledge Competition will run 1-31 October where everyone and partner organisations are encouraged to obtain as many pledge signings. The winner is presented with a mini award ceremony.
- Training, awareness and public engagement outreach activities with range of partners including No Place for Hate Forum, Community Safety Team, Inter-faith Forum, Housing Teams, local University, Police, third sector organisations and London Muslim Centre.
Further information on the work of the council can be found via www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/hatecrime which is where you can sign our No Place for Hate Pledge. For any other queries, please contact the Hate Crime Team on email@example.com
Posted on Monday 18th September 2023