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  • Date: 18th October 2019
  • Location: The main room-METRO Woolwich -1st Floor Equitable House- 7 General Gordon Square- London SE18 6FH
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:30
  • Cost: The seminar is free

CRITICAL THINKING, MEDIA LITERACY AND USING OUR VOICES

Dear Friend, This week of action takes place between the second to third Saturday in October each year. ‘It aims to bring people together to stand in solidarity with those affected by hate crime, to remember those we have lost, and help those that need ongoing support. ‘It also provides an opportunity to raise awareness of hate crime and to prevent it occurring . The Royal Borough treats hate crime as a community safety priority, in recognition of the impact on its victims, the group the victim belongs to and the impact on society. In response, Greenwich has commissioned three independent organisations; Greenwich Inclusion Project, Metro and MetroGAD known as the support services, to assist victims ,raise awareness and to help improve responses to hate crime by creating platforms for discussion. Recently, evidence has emerged indicating a direct link between hate speech in the media and hate crimes committed against a range of vulnerable groups .Additionally , high-profile events such as Brexit are predicted to increase levels of hostility and prejudice throughout the nation. The attached flyer invites you to a free seminar during National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019, that will provide attendees with the tools to challenge bias and help prevent hate crime. The seminar will share ideas and the stories of local people that have caused change. The seminar is open to anyone with an interest in hate crime, critical thinking, media literacy and using their voice. To reserve a place, please contact marc.lorenzi@griproject.org.uk We hope that you can make it.