We are pleased to announce that the first of the annual National Hate Crime Awards ceremonies will be launched on November 17th 2016.
The National Hate Crime Awards ceremony has been devised by Faith Matters who co-ordinate the national Tell MAMA project, though the awards ceremony is a strong partnership of a range of national hate crime agencies who work with a variety of communities in supporting their needs when they have been targeted for a hate incident or hate crime.
As Jo Cox stated in her maiden speech in Parliament,
“While we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again as I travel around the constituency is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.”
We hope that the National Hate Crime Awards ceremony of 2016 (#NHCA2016), will be an annual gathering of those individuals, activists and organisations who have stood out and spoken up against hatred, intolerance and prejudice. Only by working together as communities, can we remain vigilant against the scourge of such hatred and extremism, which has no part to play in our country.
The Awards will also be an opportunity to celebrate what is so special about our communities and to honour those who care about the security of our nation and the dignity of individuals. By honouring them, we hope that the NHCA2016 will be a rallying call and motivator for others to follow in the path of countering prejudice and hatred that so blights the lives of some in our country.