This October sees National Hate Crime Awareness Week running from 8th – 15th. The week aims to raise awareness and to stand in solidarity with those affected by hate crime.
To coincide with the week’s activity, Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI) for Somerset will be hosting a “Hate Crime Empowerment Session”. The gathering will take place on Monday 10th of October from 2-4pm in the upstairs meeting room at Frome Library. It’s free to come along, and attendees are welcome to drop in at any time across the session.
SARI is a Bristol–based charity that supports victims of hate crime across Avon and Somerset.
They provide signposting, training and educational workshops as well as a 24/7 emergency phone service.
Sadly, hate crime is an increasing and serious issue in the UK including Somerset and it’s important to raise awareness of the ways in which we as individuals and a community can help provide support. The free session will cover the different types of hate crime, how to recognise and report hate crime and hate incidents, and how to support someone who has been a victim of hate crime by using best practice.
From attending this session SARI aim to raise awareness, build confidence and empower individuals and the community in Frome to deal with hate crime appropriately while developing a wider network of ally-ship. There’s no need to book onto the free event, just pop along to the Library on Justice Lane on Monday 10th October between 2-4pm.
SARI’s work is funded by National Lottery Community Fund. This event is supported by Frome Town Council and the ARC Project which is a collective of parents, friends, neighbours, educators and community organisers in Frome. They support the inclusive antiracist education of every child and all communities, through libraries and other resources, events, training and conversations.
For more information head to the SARI website.