Community Together: Hate Crime Awareness Week Event at JNR8



Thanks to everyone who attended our Community Together free event at JNR8 on Saturday  February 13th, to celebrate our diverse community, to share food and take part in fun activities and to find out how to report a hate crime or incident.
This community event was an opportunity to spread the message that we will not tolerate anyone in our community being victimised because of hostility or prejudice towards their disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender identity.



Yesterday marked the start of Greater Manchester’s Hate Crime Awareness Week, raising awareness for victims and support groups. We work with partners and stakeholders to engage with and support victims of hate crime, helping them to rebuild their lives after an incident.

We’re kicking off the week with a launch event at Manchester Art Gallery. This event is alongside Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioners Office with support from Adrian Derbyshire, a former international wheelchair fencer who has represented his country.

We’ve also got events across the region throughout the week with the launch of two new reporting centres in Oldham, engagement events for our communities across the region and a brand new transgender hate crime report being published to help shape our services in the years to come.

Here in Manchester we take action against six types of hate crime – race, religion, transgender identity, sexuality, disability and alternative subculture. We will simply not tolerate any kind of discrimination or prejudice on the streets of Greater Manchester.

Together, let’s end hate crime.



More details coming soon…