Just over one month to go until the launch of National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW 2016 and we need your help to spread the word.
This year we have set up three Thunderclaps to help us promote the countdown to the launch of National Hate Crime Awareness Week on the 8th October.
The first Thunderclap on the 8th August was supported by 110 people and had a social reach of over 230,000 people.
We need 100 people to sign up and support our next two Thunderclaps in order for them to go live on the 8th September and the 8th October.
Can you support our remaining two Thunderclaps?
Adding your support with your Facebook and Twitter accounts will help us spread the word to thousands of people around the UK.
The more people who support these Thunderclaps the greater our social reach will be - so please follow the instructions and add your support.
#NHCAW 2016 Letters of Support
This year we have written to the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, the leaders of the Liberal Democrats, the Green Party, the Scottish Nationalist Party and Plaid Cymru to invite them to send us letters of support to support #NHCAW
We have also written to every Police and Crime Commissioner around the UK, to encourage them to add their support.
These letters when we receive them will be shared on our WordPress site here;
If you would like to send us a letter of support - please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous letters of support can be viewed here;
Oct 2015 - Letters from Prime Minister
Oct 2014 - Letter from Prime Minister and others
Oct 2013 - Letter from Prime Minister and others
Oct 2012 - Letter from Prime Minister and others
Registration of Hate Crime Awareness Events
We are encouraging people/organisations holding hate crime awareness events to register them with us so that we can add them to a National Hate Crime Events Google Map.
The google map and details how to register events are available here;
Launch event at St Paul's Cathedral
The #NHCAW theme this year is "Standing Together" to tie in with the #WeStandTogether campaign adopted by many organisations around the UK.
The launch event on the 8th October at St Paul's Cathedral will be dedicated to the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Orlando - with the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance will be lit by Westminster LGBT Liaison Officer Tatjana Arsoba and Ola Jides (Son Ofa Tutu) who helped organise the London Stands With Orlando Vigil in Soho.
We have invited the Mayor of London to speak, and invited all the Mayors from across the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London to attend.
The LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson will read her poem for Orlando, whilst the Diversity Choir will perform three pieces during the service.
You can register for tickets on Eventbrite here;
#NHCAW Sponsor Me Appeal
We are aiming to raise £2,000 this year to help us stage #NHCAW 2017 next year - we would welcome any donations to continue our work promoting the week via our Sponsor Me page here;
Thank you for your on-going support - we couldn't achieve what we have over the past seven years without you.
All the best
Mark Healey and the team at 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign