Tweeters against hate crime – take action today
November 13, 2012 2 Comments
Two events are coinciding on 15 November.
- Police Crime Commissioners will be elected to the 41 policing areas in England and Wales.
- The WEA’s Open Door Group will be attending the TES FE Awards ceremony as finalists for the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community’Award.
Adults with a learning disability formed the Open Door Group and talked very openly in a video about how hate crime has affected them. You can watch the video, which features advice from MENCAP on what do if you are the victim of hate crime at: http://youtu.be/z_VJdAuYmKw. It is shocking and moving. The abuse survivors are taking action themselves to deal with the issues and using the video as part of a training scheme. There’s an earlier blog about them at: https://annwalkerwea.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/people-with-learning-disabilities-care-crime-and-a-community-education-campaign/
Please watch the video if you haven’t done so and then take just a couple of minutes to show your support today or tomorrow.
How can you help to stop hate crime?
My Life My Choice, a learning disability self-help organisation based in Oxfordshire, has set up a ‘Thunderclap’ social media campaign so that we can let newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners know that hate crime against people with a learning disability is a priority.
People who sign up for the Thunderclap will send the same tweet simultaneously to draw attention to the issue
People with learning disabilities are taking action themselves.
Let’s show them our support.
Please sign up now.