National Hate Crime Awareness Week
10th -16th October 2020
During the period National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Bradford Hate Crime Alliance are hosting a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the serious issue of Hate Crime.
Charles Dacres, Director of Bradford Hate Crime Alliance
Mark Burns-Williamson, Office Of The Police & Crime Commissioner West Yorks
Throughout this week we will be taking a look at video's of both victims of hate crime and agencies engaged in the fight against it.
WHAT IS HATE CRIME?
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that persons:
Race or Ethnicity
Religion or Belief
HATE CRIME ALSO CAN BE COMMITTED AGAINST PROPERTY.
A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime and damage done to their property or belongings are classed in the same category.
Hate Incidents can feel like crimes to those who suffer them and often escalate to crimes or tension in a community. For this reason the police are concerned about incidents and you can use this site to report non-crime hate incidents. The police can only prosecute when the law is broken but can work with partners to try and prevent any escalation in seriousness.
"What It's Like To Be Me"
Snippets Of Five Hate Crime Experiences
Join our Zoom meeting events throughout the week to see how hate crime affects people on a personal level starting Mon 12th Oct 1pm (Event Details Below)
Monday 12th October – Race and Faith Standing against hate crime:
Introduction film – Charles Dacres, Bradford Hate Crime Alliance
Kersten England – Chief Exec, BMDC
Alisa Newman – Chief Super Intendent, WYP
Martin Baines – Chair, Bradford Hate Crime Alliance
Cllr Jabar – Portfolio Holder, Neighbourhoods and Community Safety Portfolio
Stuart McCall – Manager, Bradford City AFC
What it’s like to be me – videos of Assia and Jahna (Victims of hate crime recall the painfulimpacts of being a victim)
Tuesday 13th October – Transgender
What it’s like to be me – video of Helen
Bradford Hate Crime Alliance history, reporting centres and supporting victims
Wednesday 14th October – Disability
What it’s like to be me – video of Damian
Zoom Meeting 1 10.00am Anti-rumour and Critical Thinking, Matt Henderson -pdf https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85612916112?
Meeting ID: 856 1291 6112
Zoom Meeting 2pm Gale Gilchrist, Crown Prosecution Service – its role and approach to prosecuting hate crime.
Meeting ID: 891 3707 3393
Thursday 14th October – LGB
What it’s like to be me – video of Elizabeth and Richard, Charles Dacres
Zoom Meeting 3 1-3pm Why is it important we tackle hate crime? Charles Dacres BHCA,
Friday 15th October – Race
What it’s like to be me – video of Krishna
Victim Support explain their role.
As an addendum to the week students from Appleton Academy Bradford have composed some poems relating to hate crime. Download the pdf.
The Bradford Hate Crime Alliance team is dedicated to tackling hate crimes of all types in the Bradford area. We provide assistance, support and guidance to anyone who may have suffered as a result of hate crime.