Communities Against Hate Crime, Croydon Vision, Mar 13

Croydon Voluntary Action is hosting a Communities Against Hate Crime event at Croydon Vision next Wednesday, March 13.

The free event starts at 4pm.

Sarah Burns, the CVA’s head of communities, will open the event and introduce a wide range of anti-hate crime speakers.

These include Anna Smith, on disability; Andrew Cleydert, on how women are affected; and New Addington Pathfinders and Safe Haven Youth on how this crime impacts youth.

Raindows Across Border will speak on LGBTQ and hate crime, and Charlie Henderson on the links between city centre regeneration and this offence.

Donna Murray Turner, the chair of Croydon Safer Neighbourhoods Board, will also provide feedback on Croydon’s first Hate Crime Awareness Week, which took place last October.

The meeting will also be attended by Michael Craven, from the all-party parliamentary group, Tell Mama, who work to stop Islamophobic hate crime; Croydon police chief inspector, Craig Knight and Gwanwyn Mason, programme manager for hate crime from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.

How the CVA is working with Victim Support to support community-led action against hate crime will be discussed, followed by short presentation on some of the partnership activity from the Communities Against Hate Crime project.

This will showcase how both voluntary sector organisations and grassroot community groups are working together to create a culture of resisting and overcoming hate in Croydon.

Croydon Vision is at 72-74 Wellesley Road, CR0 2AR.

To reserve a free place at the event, click here and register.

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2 Responses to Communities Against Hate Crime, Croydon Vision, Mar 13

  1. Alice Tate says:

    All this going on in Croydon and yet you look to the Council and no diversity at senior manager level.. disgraceful whitewash

  2. That’s not entirely true.
    Jacqueline Harris-Baker was quickly promoted into the role of borough solicitor, and has more recently taken over as executive director of resources, effectively deputy CEO in the senior management team. It is a meteoric rise, and while it is understood that “JHB” may not hold all the qualifications and experience held by Richard Simpson, whom she has replaced, she meanwhile enjoys a close working relationship with the council chief exec, Jo Negrini

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