3 months after the UK’s decision to leave the EU, there has been a clear rise in both the incidences and the reporting rates of hate crimes across the country. In the week following the Brexit decision, the number of incidences rose by 58%, and in September was still 14% higher than the same period in 2015. Stop Hate UK have reported a 61% increase in calls to their helpline in the four weeks following the vote. The majority of these happen in urban areas, and 44% were in London.
Tower Hamlets has a history of strong community responses to hate crimes and discrimination, including opposition to the protests outside East London Mosque earlier this year. This panel, hosted by Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum, will explore what the local community can do to support cohesion and tolerance in light of these statistics and experiences, with particular focus on faith communities in the borough.
3-3.30pm; Introductions and background
3.30pm-4.15pm; Presentations and speakers
4.15pm-5pm; Questions and discussion
5-6pm; Networking with refreshments
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