Birmingham, B2 5NY
Saturday 12th October 2019 marks the start of this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week and is an opportunity for Colmore BID to raise awareness of what hate crime is and support those affected by it.
This year, we are particularly focussing on hate incidents and hate crimes associated with licensed premises and hospitality venues. Bars, restaurants and coffee shops are traditional hubs for various groups of people to meet up and socialise but unfortunately, they also present an increased risk for offending particularly if alcohol is a contributory factor.
National research shows an increase of hate offences in licensed premises targeted towards staff and/or customers, which if unaddressed, can have a devastating effect on a victim’s quality of life.
Colmore BID is teaming up with Victim Support (the free, confidential and independent charity offering support to anyone affected by crime) to deliver a hate crime awareness session for Colmore Business District members from 2pm until 4pm on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at The Old Joint Stock public house, 4 Temple Row West, B4 5NY between 2 – 4pm.
This free to attend event will help attendees to:
• Understand what hate crime is, how to recognise it and positively act on it.
• Understand the impact of hate crime on victims and others to increase confidence in speaking out against it.
• Gain knowledge of the various ways hate crime can be reported
• Understand the range of support services available and the referral pathways.
This event is free to attend but places are limited and must be booked in advance through Eventbrite.