Reflecting on National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2022

Last week, we took part in National Hate Crime Awareness Week by holding a number of Bystander Intervention training sessions, joining a community action day and producing a blog on tackling discrimination from bottom up.

Throughout the week we engaged with the National Hate Crime Awareness on social media, raising our concerns around the increase in hate crime stats and our disappointment in the then Home Secretary Suella Braverman for refusing to make any statement on National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

We kicked off the week by hosting free Bystander Intervention training where we were joined by Alex Norris MP who left us some great feedback on our programme: “I attended bystander training because I wanted to develop knowledge of how to stand up for people who might need help. The training was well-pitched, challenging and very much worthwhile.”.

As part of National Hate Crime Awareness week, Michael joined Northampton College to deliver our Stand by Her training to young me who were rally enthusiastic about fighting misogyny.

We also held a stall at the Clifton West Community Day of Action where we had conversations with residents around what hate crime is and how individuals can help.

Later in the week, we held two further Bystander Intervention training sessions in conjunction with Nottingham City Council. One at St Ann’s Valley Centre and another at the Mary Potter Centre. Both were well-attended, and we had some really interesting conversations!

To finish the week, our team member James wrote a blog where he touched on the Pyramid of Hate which is covered in our Bystander Intervention training.

A busy 7 days! We look forward to next year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week.