Exhibition on the Roma genocide

Newark's Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 will start with Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping opening an exhibition in the Buttermarket of the Roma during the Holocaust on Saturday 10th October.

It features the Robert Dawson Collection of Photographs provided by the National Holocaust Centre from their exhibition this summer, The Nazi Regime: Persecution of Gypsies, to mark the internationally recognized day of commemoration of the Roma Genocide on 2nd August.

Newark Stop Hate Crime wants to share this exhibition with a wider audience to increase understanding of the long history of persecution and misunderstanding of Gypsy Travellers.

The free exhibition can be viewed through the windows of one of the units in the Buttermarket from Friday 9th October to Monday 19th October inclusive.

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 in Nottingham

As well as what's planned in Newark, Nottingham has a full week of events:

Nottingham Together -Let's talk about where are all the female Asylum seekers. Are they really living in luxury? (women only)

Saturday 10th October, 10am – 11:30am

Organised by Nottingham Women's Voices and Nottingham Women's Centre


Nottingham Together Let's Talk about… Disability Hate Crime

Monday 12th October, 2pm – 3:30pm

Organised by Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Mencap

How can we come together to tackle prejudice against disabled people? Introduction to services available to disabled people and hear about people's experiences.


Launch event: Nottingham Together, Let's Talk About… tackling prejudice

Monday 12th October, 3.30pm – 5pm

Organised by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire Police

Hear from local groups using different tactics to tackle prejudice in Nottingham at the launch of the Nottingham City Hate Crime Strategy. We are pleased to be joined by Mike Waite from the Tim Parry Jonathan Bell Peace Foundation who will be talking about their work resolving conflict through conversation. Hosted by Cllr Rebecca Langton and featuring a panel of local groups working against hate in Nottingham.


Nottingham Together Let's Talk about… LGBT+ Hate Crime

Tuesday 13th October, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Email lgbt@nottinghamcity.gov.uk to book

Nottingham Together Let's Talk about… Religious Hate Crime

Wednesday 14th October, 3pm – 4:30pm

Organised by Nottinghamshire Police, Nottingham City Council, Tell MAMA and National Holocaust Centre

A panel of people from different faiths talking about hate crime, myths and stereotypes. Featuring speakers from Tell MAMA, the Community Security Trust, National Holocaust Centre.


Nottingham Together Let's Talk about… Black Lives

Thursday 15th October, 1pm – 2:30pm

Organised by Nottingham City Council and Truth Mental Health in collaboration with Communities Inc, Nottinghamshire Police. An online discussion about Black lives, hate crime, Black history with live singers and spoken word performers. Featuring local councillors, Nextgen and the Plentiful Poet


Nottingham Together Let's Talk about Mental Health and Hate Crimes

Thursday 15th October, 4pm – 5pm

Organised PohWer, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire Police.


Nottingham Let's Talk about… Restorative Justice

Tuesday 20th October, 1pm – 2:30pm

Organised by Nottinghamshire Victim CARE, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire Police

What is restorative justice? Find out from someone who has gone through the experience. Find out more about Victim CARE, what do they do and what services are available to you, as residents of Nottinghamshire.


Newark Stop Hate Crime Week 2019

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.