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BRIGHTON & HOVE COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY VIGIL AGAINST HATE CRIME

October 10, 2019

BRIGHTON & HOVE COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY VIGIL AGAINST HATE CRIME

Wednesday October 16th

6pm

Outside Rainbow Hub, St James St. Brighton

Over the past decade the second week of October has been established as a week when people around the globe organise solidarity vigils and events to show support to those who have been affected by Hate Crime.

The 8th Brighton & Hove Solidarity Vigil, organised by the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum (LGBT CSF), will be held on Wednesday October 16th 2019 outside the Rainbow Hub in St James St at 6pm.  There will be speakers from community organisations across the city including the Racial Harassment Forum, Possibility People, Network of International  Women, and representatives from the cites LGBTQ+ communities and the Rainbow Hub who are all involved in supporting victims of hate crime and passionate about challenging harmful narratives.

Billie Lewes, Chair of the LGBT CSF Said

“We would invite you to join us, outside the Rainbow Hub to show some community SOLIDARITY and to support each other in challenging extremism & Hate speech of all kinds!

Bring a torch, candle, drum or a whistle & SHARE SOME LOVE & LIGHT during our 2 minutes noise to remember those affected by Hate Crime.

No matter what community you are from, or feel you are part of, come and share a community moment together,  ALL are WELCOME and there will be hot drinks to keep us all warm. “

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019 will take place from 12th ‚Äď 19th October.

Started by 17 -24 30, The purpose of the Hate Crime Awareness Week is to tackle Hate Crime issues by raising awareness of what Hate Crime is and how to respond to it, encourage reporting, and promote local support services and resources.

The hashtags for social media postings; please use.  #SpreadLoveNotHate   #WeStandTogether  #NoPlaceForPlace  #NationalHCAW

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