In 2019, Hate Crime Awareness Week runs on 12th-19th October.
On Saturday 12th, there will be a stall in the Saturday market.
We also have a unit in the Buttermarket, behind the Town Hall, with posters and videos. There will also be art materials available so children coming along can have a go at making their own poster either to add to the display or take home.
Posters will be judged on Tuesday 15th October by Gary Headland (CEO of Lincoln College Group, which includes Newark College), Inspector Heather Sutton (Nottinghamshire Police), and John Bearpark (retired school teacher, artist and member of Newark Quaker Meeting).
On Thursday 17th October at 1pm, Newark churches, religious groups and worshipping communities have been invited to join us for discussion about how to raise awareness that bystanders can report hate incidents and intervene to stop hate crimes and support victims. We will provide soft drinks and nibbles – you are welcome to bring your lunch or food to share.
Friday 18th October sees prizes given for the winning poster entries in the Buttermarket at noon.