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Innovative new resource pack launched to tackle Hate Crime


Image of Hate Crime Resource Pack leaflet

Young people in the area will benefit from an innovative learning resource launched this week to celebrate diversity, as part of the ongoing work to tackle hate crime.

Funded by Ron Hogg, Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner, the new Hate Crime Resource Pack is a unique product designed by Durham Agency Against Crime, which aims to support education that challenges hate crime. It can be used by a range of professionals and volunteers who are working with young people to address hate crime.

An animated film outlines the stories of five young people who have each been affected by different strands of hate crime. Discussion plans then develop the characters to consider the motivation, impact and outcome of the crime.

The launch event, which will be held on Wednesday 21st January, 9.00am-12.00pm at the Education Development Centre, Enterprise Way, Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6YP.

Pupils from Ferryhill Business & Enterprise College (13-16 year olds) will be taking part in the five interactive workshops as part of the launch event, learning about the strands of hate crime, including Gender Identity, Religion/Faith, Disability, Sexual Orientation and Race.

Media are invited to stay for the duration for filming/photo opportunities, however interviews will be available at 10.40am (during the Educational Workshops), with:

  • Ron Hogg, Durham Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Bryan Russell, Manager, Durham Agency Against Crime
  • Steve Arkley, designer of the Hate Crime Resource Pack
  • Tim Pinkney, Deputy Headteacher, Ferryhill Business & Enterprise College

Anyone interested in attending should contact Nyama Johnson at the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner's office on 03000 264632 / 07584 581633.

A copy of the agenda and leaflet can be downloaded below:

  • Agenda
  • Leaflet
Posted on Monday 19th January 2015
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