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#GreenwichTogether For Hate Crime Awareness Week

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will be launching a week of activities between 14-21 October as part of national Hate Crime Awareness Week. The week highlights our work with partners to engage with and support victims of hate crime after an incident.

Hate crimes are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person's race, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. It can take many forms. For more help and guidance, please visit:  www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/hatecrime

We will be running events throughout the week with community pop-ups in Woolwich, Eltham and Greenwich run by the Greenwich Inclusion Project (GrIP), and the Greenwich Association of Disabled People (GAD). Full details can be found below: 

17 October:
Eltham Area, Community Awareness Pop- up, 11:00-16:00, The Eltham Centre

18 October:
Greenwich Area, Community Awareness, Pop-up, 11:00-16:00, The Greenwich Centre

19 October
Woolwich Area, Community Awareness, Pop-up, 11:00-16:00, The Woolwich Centre

20 October
The week culminates with a thought-provoking performance from the Little Fish Theatre Company in an interactive play exploring the different facets of hate crime. Entitled ‘Where the lines are drawn’ the play will be performed to members of the public for the first time before being used as an educational tool in schools.
The event runs from18.00 on Friday 20 October at the Bathway Theatre, Woolwich beginning with a drinks reception.  Tickets can be booked at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/where-the-lines-are-drawn-tickets-37330953888

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Environment, said:  “Hate Crime Awareness Week allows us to reflect with our partners on how we can continually improve the services and advice we offer to victims of hate crime. It also provides an invaluable opportunity to illustrate, in the words of the late Jo Cox, that we have far more in common than that which divides us. I look forward to seeing residents at our community pop-ups and at the events we are running throughout the week.”

Residents can rely on support from the Royal Borough if they encounter any kind of hate crime. The Council works with the charity Stop Hate UK to provide a service at any time of the day or night, 365 days a year. You can contact Stop Hate UK on 0800 138 1625 or at the Stop Hate UK website to report an incident or seek support at: www.stophateuk.org/

Local people can show support for Hate Crime Awareness Week on Twitter at the handle @Royal_Greenwich and using the hash tags #NHCAW and #GreenwichTogether.