The council and police will be jointly running events throughout this week (16-20 October) with community pop-up stalls across the borough, for Hate Crime Awareness Week.
It is a national week that highlights the work taking place (with other community organisations) to 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.
To support the events in the borough, make sure you attend one of the following events:
• Monday, 16 October – LGBTQ+ and Hate Crime Awareness at Ealing College W5 11-2pm
• Tuesday, 17 October – Racial and Religious Hate Crime Awareness outside Ealing Town Hall 2-4pm
• Wednesday, 18 October – Gender and Hate Crime Awareness Stall outside Lido Centre Mattock Lane 2-4pm
• Thursday, 19 October – Disability Hate Crime Awareness Stall in Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre 10-4pm
• Friday, 20 October – Hate Crime Awareness Event – Ealing Town Hall 9.30-3.30pm.
Friday’s event is a series of speakers raising awareness of hate crime in line with the councils’ three aims:
• Build Confidence within our communities
• To encourage the reporting of all aspects of Hate Crime and to support the individuals and communities
• To validate an accurate picture of Hate Crime in the London Bough of Ealing.
Go online to find out more about ‘Hate Crime Awareness Event’ and register your place.
Councillor Ranjit Dheer, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for safety, culture and community services, 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 showcase the immense effort the community performs in stopping such unacceptable behaviour.
“I look forward to seeing residents at our community pop-ups and at the events we are running throughout the week.”
You can get support and report incidents of hate crime or harassment to the council’s safer communities team on 020 8825 5994 or the police. Find out more information about hate crime and how to tackle it on the council’s website.
Local people can show support for Hate Crime Awareness Week on twitter via @ealingcouncil and using the hash tags #NHCAW and #WeStandTogether.