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Weaving Trust Against Hate

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Granby Mosque, Zainabiya Islamic Centre

Peverel Drive

Bletchley

Milton Keynes

MK1 1NW

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Weaving Trust is a well tried mechanism for holding one to one discussions between people who would not otherwise meet, with the intention of engendering trust by letting strangeness fall away.

This event will have a slightly different emphasis because it is being done in partnership with Citizens:mk’s fight against hate campaign led by Fidele Mutwarasibo. We will be focusing on identifying examples of hatred within Milton Keynes and thinking about ways of alleviating it. The hate crime legislation spells out five grounds of hate: race, religion, disability, sexual orientation and sexual identity. The emphasis during this event will be on hate motivated by race and all types of religious difference. This special weaving trust event will be part of initiatives rolled out in Milton Keynes to mark the Hate Crime Week. We are expecting about 60 participants some of whom will come from the police and local council.

The meeting will start with three or four testimonies from people living in Milton Keynes and we will then arrange for everyone to have about 6 conversations with different people, who you probably won’t know, lasting about 6 minutes each. We would like these conversations to focus on examples of hatred, or actions against hatred, you have experienced, witnessed, heard about, or felt in Milton Keynes.

We will then ask you to reflect on the testimonies and conversations and text your insights to a special number we will give you on the day. After refreshments, gratefully provided by the mosque, we will present those insights and review them in a short plenary discussion. The Fight against hate campaign team will also inform you of further actions being taken by the campaign.

We hope that by the end of the meeting, we will all be more aware and better equipped to help the Fight Against Hate team to seek further testimonies and to take action to counter and alleviate hatred when it appears in our community.

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Granby Mosque, Zainabiya Islamic Centre

Peverel Drive

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Milton Keynes

MK1 1NW

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