Friday, 7 October 2016

Don't Stay Silent!

Today, I attended the launch of Hate Crime Awareness Week at the CCA on Sauchiehall Street. This is the 2nd annual week of awareness raising and the theme is Don't Stay Silent! 

There were a range of presentations including Remembering Srebrenica, an example of hate crime leading to Genocide in 1995. Over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred and buried in mass graves. Further information with video footage is available at:

The independent chair of Glasgow's Adult Protection Committee highlighted a guide on Disability Hate Crime available from their website at:

The highlight of the event was a performance by the Purple Poncho Players from Glasgow Disability Alliance. Further information available at:

There is an exhibition about the life of Anne Frank touring Glasgow's Schools. Further details at:

Anne Frank has had a major influence on my life. I gained increased knowledge and understanding of the holocaust from a visit to her home in Amsterdam as part of a school trip when I was in primary 7. I have signed the Anne Frank Declaration making a personal pledge to join thousands of others in: Standing up for what is right and speaking out against what is unfair and wrong; Defending those who can’t defend themselves and Striving for a world in which everyone is treated fairly and has an equal chance in life. 

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