Tweeters against hate crime – take action today

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

The link is at: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/518-pcc-s-prioritise-hate-crime

People with learning disabilities are taking action themselves.

Let’s show them our support.

Please sign up now.