As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015, the Brighton & Hove Community Safety Forum will be holding an Anti-Hate Crime Vigil on Saturday October 17th, near the Old Steine fountain.
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. They want to encourage local authorities (Police, Council and others) to work in partnership with local groups and community organisations to host a series of Hate Crime Awareness Events throughout the UK and Abroad in the week leading up to the International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime.
The dates for Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015 are from Saturday 10th October – Saturday 17th October.
Vigils will be taking place simultaneously in cities all over the country to mark the three nail bomb attacks that took place in London in 1999 on April 17, 24 and 30.
There will be Guest Speakers & Music (TBC)
Vigil areas will be covered and heated.