Thursday 20 July (at 8pm): reviewing the AGAINST HATE campaign
We will be reviewing the AGAINST HATE campaign by asking 'One year after the referendum, what impact have racially motivated crimes had on our community?'
On Friday 23 June Amnesty launched its Against Hate briefing and report produced by both Amnesty International and the University of Leicester. The briefing, produced following a study by the University of Leicester, is a review of existing legislation and case studies from individual victims of hate crime, and is being published on the one-year anniversary of the European Union Referendum vote. It highlights a 42 per cent rise in hate crime in the two weeks either side of last year’s referendum, mainly against members of minority ethnic and faith communities, new migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.
We meet very informally at 8pm in the coffee lounge of the New Malden Methodist Church (at 49 High Street, just down from the station and next to Tudor Williams).