Knowsley Council and members of Knowsley’s Youth Cabinet are today, Tuesday 22 September, saying No More to hate crime and have collaborated on a social media take over day.
From 10am they are inviting you to follow the hashtag #NoMoreHate on Twitter and hear more from a wide range of partners with their messages on hate crime.
By following this link throughout the day you will see organisations such as Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service and the International Slavery Museum urge people to report hate crime and how to do so.
Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said: “We are delighted to be standing together with Knowsley’s Youth Parliament to say No More to hate crime. When developing this campaign, we worked closely with Youth Parliament to ensure the voices of our young people were considered. It was their idea to do a social media takeover day and we hope many people join in and follow throughout the day.”
Paul Oginsky, Vibe Chief Executive said: “I’m incredibly proud of the work our Youth parliament have done with Knowsley Council to raise awareness of what hate crime is. Hate crime is widely understood to be an underreported crime and so we hope the work of our young people will help people understand the forms it comes in and that it won’t be tolerated in Knowsley. These young people are the future decision makers of our society so it’s fantastic to see them contributing so passionately to such an important project.”
You can read more about the No More campaign here which also include further information on what hate crime and how to report it.