Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is backing the National Hate Crime Awareness Week, which runs from 10–17 October 2020, supporting their new slogan ‘Spread Love Not Hate’.
The ‘No Hate Here’ campaign has been developed by Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), Antrim and Newtownabbey Good Relations programme, PSNI and the Community Relations Forum and will work to ensure that there is no place in today’s society for any form of hate crime or discrimination.
‘No Hate Here’ will also endeavour to eliminate hate crime by continuing to work to maintain Antrim and Newtownabbey as a place where we can all live, work and play in safety and know that residents and visitors can do the same.
The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Jim Montgomery said; “We live in a Borough that actively embraces diversity and welcomes the many cultures, traditions and histories that now make up our many communities which make us such a welcoming and bespoke area”.
“Discrimination and prejudice will not be tolerated in our communities and we will continue to hold out the hand of friendship to everyone. We can only eliminate hate crimes and incidents together as a community and send a clear message that we will not tolerate anyone becoming a victim”.
The ‘No Hate Here’ campaign has been boosted by the creation of a specially designed resource pack that will be distributed throughout Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough to businesses, organisations and community groups. The pack explains what hate crime is, how people can report hate crime and where they can get support.
These packs have been translated into a number of different languages which include; Mandarin, Lithuanian, Cantonese, Polish and Arabic.
If any organisations, businesses or individuals would like to receive a ‘No Hate Here’ resource pack please contact Good Relations T: 028 90340033 or T: 028 90340000