Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week
The launch of our new awareness raising campaign, ‘No Hate in Our Village’ in partnership with the Village Business Association (VBA), marks Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week 2014 and reminds everyone that hate, whatever it’s form, is unacceptable and should be reported.
We work closely with the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure that our community knows that no incident of hate is acceptable and should always be reported.
The campaign pulls no punches in terms of its use of language – it highlights both the physical and emotional impact that offensive words such as faggot, dyke, freak, tranny and greedy can have on the LGB&T community.
The words chosen for the five posters in this campaign are sadly heard regularly by members of the LGB&T community who are victims of hate crime. They are short, sharp, and impactful – as is the campaign message of ‘Report Hate!’
We are using these terms in a positive way to empower individuals to realise that they shouldn’t have to hear those words and that whilst we can reclaim ownership of these words and extinguish the emotional impact that they can have, we should also recognise them as hatred and report them.
Words may hurt, but the simple action of reporting hate crime, whether you’re a victim or a witness, can go a long way towards tackling the perpetrators of hate and ensuring that LGB&T people feel safe not only in the Village, but everywhere else.
Keep an eye out for our posters and stickers which have been distributed throughout the Village and you can also see our campaign banner displayed along Canal Street too.
Please show your support for the ‘No Hate in Our Village Campaign’ by downloading the images below and uploading them to your social media profiles or downloading the poster and putting it on display – help us REPORT HATE!
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