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National Hate Crime Week – Brighton Vigil tonight in St James Street

Besi Besemar October 17, 2018

The Brighton & Hove Solidarity Vigil, will be held tonight, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 OUTSIDE The Rainbow Hub, at 93 St James Street, starting at 7pm sharp.

ORGANISED by volunteers of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum (B&H LGBT CSF), the Brighton vigil marks The International Day of Hope and Remembrance and National Hate Crime Awareness Week, which takes place from October 13-20, 2018– #NHCAW

The purpose of 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 promoting local support services and resources.

Billie Lewis
Billie Lewis

Billie Lewis, Chair of the LGBT CSF, said: “Come along and join in! Bring along a torch, candle, drum or a whistle & SHARE SOME LOVE & LIGHT during our one minute of noise to remember those affected by all Hate Crime including transphobia and racism.”

“The first International Day of Hope and Remembrance was launched at the London Vigil against Hate Crime which took place in Trafalgar Square on October 30, 2009 after the death of Ian Baynham who died after being homophobically abused and beaten outside South Africa House in London.

“If you have been affected by a Hate Crime report it. If you do not want to contact the Police directly try to speak to someone you trust such as your manager, teacher, colleague, friend or third-party reporting service who can give you support or guidance.”

Event: Brighton & Hove Solidarity Vigil

Where: OUTSIDE: Rainbow Hub, 93 St James Street, BN2 1TP

When: Wednesday, October 17

Time: 7pm