Hate Crime Awareness Workshops

 

The Hate Crime Awareness Project in Wales aims to develop the knowledge and awareness of hate crime, amongst asylum seekers and refugees across Wales and identify hate crime ambassadors within their communities.

It is a series of workshops and interactive forum theatre style sessions that gets people talking about hate crime, discuss how they can identify it and better understand what they can do if they have experienced it.  Funded by the Welsh Government and supported by Victim Support, the project met people at drop-in spaces where asylum seekers and refugees visit.

As result of the pandemic the events are taking place online.

To join the sessions, go here: https://bit.ly/35NDtzC

 

During December 2019 to March 2020, the Project:

  • delivered 11 sessions with 130 people,
  • distributed over 160 Hate Crime booklets in 11 languages,
  • shared 120 contact cards and
  • published an information video about crime in Wales.

Of those who attended, 90% didn’t know what a hate crime was.

The best thing about the session is understanding how to get out of a bad situation by walking away.  Before this class, I would have fought back, but now I know how to respond; that I must treat others equally if I want to be treated equal, as well.” – Workshop Participant

To learn more about the project email althea@wrc.wales 

The next sessions wil

l take place on the following date:

 

1.    Thursday, November 26th 2020 9. Friday, February 26th 2021
2.    Thursday, December 17th 2020 10. Friday, March 05th, 2021
3.    Friday, December 18th 2020 11. Friday, 12th, March 2021
4.    Friday, January 15th 2021 12. Friday, March 19th, 2021
5.    Friday, January 22nd 2021 13. Thursday, March 25th 2021
6.    Friday, January 29th 2021
7.    Friday, February 05th, 2021
8.    Friday, February 19th 2021