Disability Hate Crime Awareness event 16th March 2022

Raising awareness of hate crime and keeping safe as disabled people

Newark Stop Hate Crime is working with Nottingham Mencap to put on an event to raise awareness of how to respond to disability hate crime at

Cleveland Square Community Centre,
53 Cleveland Square,
Newark NG24 4HL

on Wednesday 16th March 2022 from 10.30 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon.

It's a drop in event, so there is no need to book a place. A sandwich and fruit lunch will be provided for those who come along to the day. Hot and cold drinks will be available at all times.

Timetable

10.30 Opens
11.00 Badge-making and watching films about keeping safe
11.30 Making a poster on 'What does safe mean to me?'
12.30 Free lunch
1.30 Visit by police
1.45 Quiz and talk
2.30 Films
3.00 Closes

Newark Stop Hate Crime will launch the annual poster and video competition for Stop Hate Crime Week later this year at the event.

Funding for the event has been provided by The Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire County Council, and the Safer Nottinghamshire Board.

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 in Newark Market Place

To open Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021, we had a successful stall in Newark's Royal Market on Saturday 9th October 2021. It was centrally placed outside Newark Town Hall to raise awareness of how to prevent hate crime and report it if you see it.

Newark Stop Hate Crime market stall 9th October 2021, with Karen Aspley, Karen Bechar and a Police Constable
Stall with Karen Aspley, Karen Bechar and a Police Constable

Karen Burri Becher, Senior Educator at the National Holocaust Centre and Museum worked on the stall on Saturday morning. She said "It has been a fabulous day on the market square today. Lots of people are stopping to have a chat, and we have been distributing many leaflets and Newark College mugs. The band set up just next to us has not only provided great music, but has drawn crowds in our direction, so really a great day."

The posters from last year's poster competition have also been displayed inside the Buttermarket so that passers-by can see the messages there.

On Thursday 14th October local artist Nadia Ming will be judging this year's poster competition. The new posters will be displayed in the Buttermarket for the next two weeks.

The video competition will also be launched to give participants plenty of time to work on their entries before the closing date in September 2022.

Newark Stop Hate Crime market stall 9th October 2021, with Stall with Laurence Goff, Karen Aspley, Karen Bechar and Lynn Baker
Stall with Laurence Goff, Karen Aspley, Karen Bechar and Lynn Baker

Newark Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 poster and video competitions

Following the success of our poster competitions in 2020, we are repeating them in 2021. We are also announcing a new video competition.

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 is on 9th to 16th October. Newark Stop Hate Crime is a group bringing organizations together to show that our community in Newark does not accept hate crime and its devastating effects on its victims, and we will not stand by when it occurs. With the help of community leaders we are planning a series of events to raise awareness of hate crime and how to prevent it and report it. This year our focus is on #SafePlaceForAll

The deadline for poster entries is 5pm on Wednesday 13th October to the foyer of Newark College.

The deadline for the video competition will be in September 2022 and more details will be announced here soon.

#SafePlaceForAll poster competition rules

  1. All entries must be on the theme of Hate Crime Awareness #SafePlaceForAll.
  2. Prizes will be awarded in three age bands: under-11; under-18; and adults 18 and over.
  3. All entries must be labeled clearly with the artist's name and age on 31st August 2021 and for U-11 and U-18 entries, the school, college or other educational or community or religious group attended. Home-schooled children may enter and label their entry "home school".
  4. Each entrant may submit one or two pieces of work. Any entry must be the entrant's own but may have been completed before the announcement of this competition.
  5. Joint entries may be submitted by teams of two or more entrants jointly but will be assigned to the age range of the oldest of the team.
  6. Posters for the under-11 category must be A4 size.
  7. Posters for the 11-17 categories and 18 and over categories may be A4 or A3 size.
  8. All entries must be submitted to the reception at Newark College Friary Road, Newark NG24 1PB, for the attention of Penny Taylor before 5pm on Wednesday, 13th October 2021.
  9. Social Media & Display Permission – parents must sign permission form with entry for under 18s The forms for over 18s can be signed by the participant or by someone acting in their best interest.
  10. Display of Art Work in the Buttermarket will be open to the public in the day on Friday 15th October and Saturday 16th October and six days a week for at least a further two weeks.
  11. At least three prizes will be awarded: at least one for each age group.
  12. Return of Art Work can only happen if the Art work is labeled clearly on the back with the name of the Artist and the address it should be returned to (preferably address of a school or other public venue rather than a home address – though this is acceptable for individual entrants).

For more details, please email us at newarkstophatecrime@gmail.com

Newark Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 press coverage

Newark Advertiser covered the plans for the launch of the The Nazi Regime: Persecution of Gypsies exhibition with a visit from the Notts police and crime commissioner Paddy Tipping in their 8th October edition.

In the following issue, the Advertiser shared a photograph of a visit to the market place stall by Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping, Newark and Sherwood District Councillor Paul Peacock and Karen Becher from the National Holocaust Centre in the 15th October edition:

The article itself is now online.

Newark Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 poster competitions

Local artists Bill and Nadia Ming will be judging entries to two poster competitions.

Local school children are invited to create A4 posters about race hate crime in regards to any cultural group, including their own culture.

Local adults are invited to create A4 posters about hate crime towards disabled people, in regards to any disability, including their own disabilities.

The closing date for entries is 4pm on Wednesday 14th October. Entries can be handed in to the Hate Crime Awareness Stall at Newark Market on Saturday 10th and Wednesday 14th October or the foyer of Newark College.

Prizes of art materials awarded will be handed out at the market stall on Saturday 17th October or delivered to the relevant school, or can be collected from Newark College Foyer by arrangement.

Rules

  1. All entries must be on the theme of preventing or reporting Hate Crime.
  2. Prizes will be awarded in three age bands: under-11; under 18; and adults 18 and over.
  3. All entries must be labelled clearly with the artist's name and age on 31st August 2020 and school, college or other educational or community or religious group attended. Home-schooled children may enter and label their entry "home school".
  4. Each entrant may submit one or two pieces of work. Any entry must be the entrant's own but may have been completed before the announcement of this competition.
  5. Posters for the under-11 category must be A4 size.
  6. Posters for the 11-17 categories and 18 and over categories may be A4 or A3 size.
  7. All entries must be submitted to the Hate Crime Awareness Stall at Newark Market on Saturday 10th and Wednesday 14th October or the Reception at Newark College Friary Road, Newark NG24 1PB, for the attention of Penny Taylor before 4pm on Wednesday, 14th October 2020.
  8. Social Media & Display Permission – parents must sign permission form with entry for under 18s The forms for over 18s can be signed by the participant or by someone acting in their best interest.
  9. Display of Art Work at the Buttermarket will be open to the public in the day on Friday 16th October up to and including Monday 19th October 2020.
  10. Prizes of art materials will be awarded at a prize giving at 12 noon on Saturday 17th October on the HCAW Stall at Newark Market.
  11. Return of Art Work can only happen if the Art work is labelled clearly on the back with the name of the Artist and the address it should be returned to (preferably address of a school or other public venue rather than a home address – though this is acceptable for individual entrants).

For more details, please email us at newarkstophatecrime@gmail.com