Building Bridges to hold event during National Hate Crime Awareness Week

September 26, 2014 No Comments »
Building Bridges to hold event during National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Building Bridges to hold event during National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2014, 11th-18th October.

The purpose of National Hate Crime Awareness is to promote and raise awareness of Hate Crime, what it is and what to do if you are affected by it. The various events across the country will be used to encourage, report, and promote local support services and resources.

To mark National Hate Crime Week, Building Bridges and HALO (disability project) is planning a half-day event to be held on Thursday 16th October 2014 (10.00am-1.00pm) at the Hamara Centre, Tempest Road, Leeds, LS11 6RD.

Tafazal Mohammad, Coordinator for the Building Bridges project said: “National Hate Crime Awareness Week is an opportunity for our project to invite members of the public to learn about hate crime, in all its forms, and give a strong message that it is something that should never be tolerated.”

According to official numbers, more than 740 hate incidents were reported in Leeds IN 2012/13. Of those, 629 were linked to race, 13 to religion, 78 to sexual orientation, 44 to disability and 3 affecting gender identity. The event will also have other external projects that are tackling hate crime.

“Our event is is encouraging other projects that are working to tackle hate crime to come forward and hold a stall at the event. Hopefully, this will lead to a greater collaboration between projects and increase our collective capacity to deal with hate crime across Leeds” said Tafazal

Anyone interested in taking part in the event should contact Tafazal: (0113) 2773330 email: taf@hamara.co.uk

Please visit: www.buildingbridges.org.uk for regular updates on news and events.

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Notes to Editors:

The Building Bridges, is a project developed by HAMARA and one of twelve projects funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust aimed at addressing the concept of Islamophobia across Leeds.

For further information please contact:
Building Bridges
The Hamara Centre
Tempest Road
Leeds
LS11 6RD
Tel: (0113) 2773330
info@buildingbridges.org.uk
www.buildingbridges.org.uk

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