International Day of Hope and Remembrance – Brighton Vigil – this evening at 7pm

The Brighton & Hove Solidarity Vigil, will be held on Saturday October 14, 2017 near the Old Steine Fountain starting at 7pm sharp.

Organised by the volunteers of the Brighton & Hove Community Safety Forum (LGBT CSF), the Brighton vigil marks International Day of Hope and Remembrance and is the curtain raiser to National Hate Crime Awareness Week, 2017 which will take place from October 14 to 21, 2017 – #NHCAW

The purpose of the Hate Crime Awareness Week is to tackle Hate Crime issues by raising awareness of what Hate Crime is and how to respond to it, encourage reporting, and promote local support services and resources.

Billie Lewis

Billie Lewis

Billie Lewis, Chair of the LGBT CSF, said: “Bring along a torch, candle, drum or a whistle & SHARE SOME LOVE & LIGHT during our 2 minutes of noise to remember those affected by Hate Crime.

The first International Day of Hope and Remembrance was launched at the London Vigil against Hate Crime which took place in Trafalgar Square on October 30, 2009 after the death of Ian Baynham who died after being homophobically abused and beaten outside South Africa House in London.

Over the past seven years the third Saturday of October has been established as the day when people around the globe organise solidarity vigils and events to show support to those who have been affected by Hate Crime.

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