This mail out went out to over 600 people who have signed up to follow us this year…
Welcome to the first Mailout of 17-24-30, the organisation set up to mark the anniversaries of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho, and organisers of the “no to hate crime campaign”.
We have confirmed that date for this year’s Vigil against Hate Crime is Friday 28th October starting at 7.30pm, with a two-minute silence at 8pm. As well as Trafalgar Square London, similar events are confirmed to take place in Norfolk, Brighton and Stoke and we are waiting to hear back from San Francisco and Vancouver, Canada. Watch this space, and we hope you will take part wherever you are.
We had a great time at Brighton Pride on Saturday 13th August and handed out 2,000 flyers. London Pride and Norwich Pride were amazingly successful and to date we have distributed over 8,000 flyers advertising our campaign. Our next destination is the Royal Vauxhall Tavern on Bank Holiday Monday 29th Aug to support their Sports Day in aid of Gay Men Fighting Aids, a small group of us are going to Reading Pride on the 3rd September whilst a lot of people are also heading over to Tower Hamlets to support the Hope Not Hate Campaign who are working tirelessly to support local residents who want to stop the EDL marching through the area (over 25,000 people have signed their petition).
We’ve just confirmed our first fund raiser will be held at the Green Carnation, Greek St on Sunday 11th September starting at 3pm. We hope you’ll join us and help us raise funds towards this years Vigil. We do need your support so please click here and joining the facebook event we have set up to help us promote this special fund raising event. A sponsorship letter will be sent out separately appealing for donations and support.
We want to encourage more organisations to support us this year by hosting their own events to raise awareness of hate crime.
You can help us encourage more people to take part by forwarding link on to people who organise community events in your area – why not speak to your local venues and get your local council and police safer neighbourhood teams involved. If you know of other events that are being organised make sure you forward us details so we can signpost them too.
Our meeting on the Tuesday 23rd August, went well and we are currently working with Eric chair of the London Gay Symphonic Winds Orchestra who are coordination the music for this year’s festival working with local choirs (London Gay Men’s Choir, Diversity, Pink Singers and others).
You can follow our campaign to raise awareness about hatecrime on Facebook by clicking here, and on Twitter by clicking here. Glad to see you have already for this WordPress Site you may want to check out our sister site too.
Looking forward to making a difference!