No Place for Hate Champions – Tower Hamlets

Posted on the 13th September 2018

Tower Hamlets Council’s No Place for Hate campaign provides training to the community to help tackle hate crime, supporting victims, raising awareness of the impact of discrimination and aiding the prosecution of perpetrators.

It also calls on residents to pledge to do their bit – A total of 2864 people and 142 organisations have already pledged to:

  • Do their best to combat prejudice and to stop those who, because of hate or ignorance, would hurt anyone or violate their dignity.
  • Try at all times to be aware of their own prejudices and seek to gain understanding of those who they perceive as being different from themselves.
  • Speak out against all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
  • Reach out to support those who are targets of hate.
  • Think about specific ways their community can promote respect for all people and make Tower Hamlets No Place for Hate.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said:

“Our community spirit and diversity are some of our biggest strengths.

“I would urge everyone to sign up to our No Place for Hate pledge campaign and help stamp out all forms of prejudice.”

Comments from residents and community representatives who completed the training:

Cheryl Jethoo, a local resident said:

“I truly believe that we as a community can eradicate Hate Crime if we all take a stand against it.

“I will be offering workshops to educate people on hate crime and raising awareness through newsletters and information displays at my local GP Surgery.”

Aurora Todisco, a finance and information officer at Healthwatch Tower Hamlets and resident, said:

“I hope to make a positive contribution and to make a real change to the community. I want to bring a smile to the people’s faces that I support.”

Samantha Ming, a health care scientist support worker at Barts Health NHS Trust said:

“As a ambassador for No Place for Hate, I will be the voice for those who are silent and be the change I want to see. I will raise awareness and educate the community to report all Hate Crime.”

To sign the No Place for Hate pledge, go to www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/npfh-pledge

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