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Fight Against Hate Campaign Day of Action

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Church of Christ the Cornerstone

300 Saxon Gate

Central Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes

MK9 2ES

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The Fight Against Hate campaign team is planning a Day of Action on 18th October 2017 to achieve the following goals:

  • publicly celebrate the children’s hate awareness posters by displaying them in front of the Church of Christ the Cornerstone in Milton Keynes city centre
  • launch new hate awareness posters on Arriva Buses
  • engage with power holders, including MK Council and Thames Valley Police and the business community
  • hear testimony from survivors of hate crime
  • learn from other Citizens UK campaigners around the country about different ways of fighting against hate.

Below is the Schedule for the Day at 12.10.17

Morning

Launch

11am Welcome & Introduction (Fidele &Rev Mwaura)

11.05 Vital Signs update from MK Community Foundation – latest hate crime stats (Bart Gamber)

11.10 Testimonies of survivors of hate crime

  • Arif Masters, Zainabiya Centre
  • Jennifer, MK Muslim Association
  • Esther McDermott, Dentons UKMEA LLP and RoundabOUT MK.

11.20 121s on theme ‘what can I do to reduce hate’ (Tim Norwood)

11.30 Presentation of ‘The Missing Muslims’ report by the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life (Esmat Jeraj, Citizens UK)

11.40 Pupil Noora talks about her winning poster design (introduced by Fidele)

11.45 Celebration song and ‘flashmob’ dance from Summerfield School: ‘Love is stronger than hate’

11.50 Pledges

Citizens:mk members – pledges to bring followers to Community Walk & Training in Fishermead on 4th November

  • Rev Ernesto Lozada-Uzuriaga, Church of Christ the Cornerstone
  • MK Muslim Association
  • Summerfield School

Public sector organisations – pledges to resource further initiatives

  • MK Council – 1) to host two healing through hearing events for victims of hate crimes (Transgender and Muslim women); 2) to send two representatives (member of the Cabinet and Senior Executive) at a workshop on restorative justice hosted by Thames Valley Police between now and March 2018.
  • Thames Valley Police – will you 1) support Citizens:mk in organising a workshop on restorative justice between now and the end of March 2018? 2) provide a venue for the workshop? 3) cover the cost of bringing an expert to speak at the workshop? 4) pledge to monitor over the next 12 months, cases of hate crimes where restorative justice could be used, along with other relevant remedies? 5) nominate a liaison person to meet with Citizens:mk on quarterly basis to do follow up on the aforementioned pledges?

Business organisations – pledges to review and share policies relating to hate

  • Dentons
  • Network Rail
  • Arriva Buses

Summary of next steps (Fidele)

12.05 Go outside front entrance for launch of Arriva bus poster

12.25 Visiting Citizens UK leaders present headlines of similar campaign initiatives across UK

12.40 Thanks and call to further action – Fidele

12.45 End

1.00 Lunch & 121s

Afternoon Roundtable – Leaders from different Citizens UK chapters evaluate action and share best practice

1.45 Evaluation of action – led by Tim Norwood

2.00 Short presentations from visiting leaders of Fight Against Hate campaigns in other Citizens UK chapters

  • Who we are
  • What we’ve done
  • What has worked
  • What what hasn’t worked.

2.40 Cross-chapter groups discuss and prioritise issues for potential national action

2.55 Next steps – Tim Norwood & Marzena Cichon-Balcerowicz

3.00 End

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