NationalHCAW Newsletter 2022
By Mark Healey
Welcome to issue 20 of our UK Hate Crime Sector Newsletter.
Goodbye 2022, Happy New Year 2023
The London Fireworks (see video below) was pretty amazing this year, a roller-coaster of emotional moments from 2022, showing solidarity with Ukraine and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan stating "London standing with all those affected by conflicts, strife and the climate crisis".
A shout out to London Pride marking the 50th anniversary of the first Lesbian and Gay Pride March in London with Peter Tatchell saying "we are here, we are Queer, you had better get use to it".
A moving tribute to Her Majesty the Queen "Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding".
And then the new King, His Majesty King Charles "As stewards of this precious planet, it is our actions, and our actions alone which will determine its future".
Followed by a mash up of a number of songs about Love.
A perfect inclusive celebratory Fireworks display to bring in the new year!
I don't know what New Year Resolutions you have made but mine is simple - to make sure that National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2023 is even bigger and better than any we have held before.
I am looking forward to working with CST and tackling Antisemitism this year!
There should be no place for Faith Hate in the UK!
Which is why I encourage you to sign up for our NationalHCAW Winter meeting which will be taking place online on Monday 16th January 2023 between 2 pm to 5pm.
Final shout out for submissions (deadline 10th January) - we are looking for organisations to feedback on what you delivered during NationalHCAW 2022 and what learning we can take foward into 2023.