On Wednesday 27 March, Intercomm held a public consultation on an anti-hate crime initiative. The event in The Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts centre attracted scores of people who are active in organisations that support victims of hate crime or are engaged in anti-hate crime initiatives.
It was a consultation event to raise awareness of hate crime and to pick a logo that will spearhead the campaign.
The campaign slogan in #NoPlaceforHate.
Among the organisations represented were
- Community Relations Council
- Rainbow Project
- North Belfast Friendship Club
- Victim Support
- New Life Counselling
- The Migrant Centre
- Leonard Cheshire
- North Belfast PCSP
- North Belfast Alternatives
Gordie Walker spoke to many of the representatives for the podcast including Debbie Walters vice-chair of Northern Ireland Policing Board and Director of Northern Ireland Alternatives and Chief Inspector Kelly Moore of PSNI at Tenant’s Street.
Kelly named several agencies that people who have been directly or indirectly affected by hate crime can contact:
PSNI on the general number 111 or in an emergency 999 or at their website http://www.psni.police.org.uk
Crimestoppers, an independent UK charity hat gives people the power to speak up to stop crime which can be contacted on their website or on freephone 0800555111
And True Vision a police funded web site designed to provide you with information about hate crime including homophobic, transphobic, racial, religious and disability. They can be contacted through their website, too.
This is the last podcast in this series, but the Between The Lines podcast will return soon.