To combat the spike in hate incidents and negative social effects of racism arising from Covid-19 against British Chinese and South East Asian communities, we have teamed up with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to host a hate crime awareness webinar for members of our community. We are co-organising this event with CARG (Covid-19 Anti-Racism Group), who have been very outspoken on media portrayal of Southeast Asian looking people in relation to the reporting of the new coronavirus outbreak.
The CPS-led webinar is going to take place on Monday 14 September at 2pm.
The CPS will introduce their work, nationally and locally, to raise awareness of what hate crime is and to improve the confidence to report, in order to reduce the levels of hate crime occurring. The CPS promotes positive outcomes as a means of encouraging victims to report and in an effort to discourage offenders. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, and will last for about 1.5 hours.
Please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, clearly stating the name(s) of participant(s), additional email address(es) if any, and capacity (private/position & name of organisation), and we will respond with a webinar link.
This is part of a larger hate crime awareness and reporting project involving two other partner organisations, which we have recently secured funding from the National Lottery.
This level of hate and discrimination is unchartered territory for Chinese and South East Asian people living in the UK, and it is high time we come together and do something about it.
Please help spread the word to your network and encourage your friends and associates who care about our community to sign up.
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