The Fight Against Hate campaign team is planning a Day of Action on 18th October 2017 to achieve the following goals:

  • publicly celebrate the children’s hate awareness posters by displaying them in front of the Church of Christ the Cornerstone in Milton Keynes city centre
  • launch new hate awareness posters on Arriva Buses
  • engage with power holders, including MK Council and Thames Valley Police and the business community
  • hear testimony from survivors of hate crime
  • learn from other Citizens UK campaigners around the country about different ways of fighting against hate.

You are invited to attend:

Morning Launch

11am Welcome & Introduction

11.05 Vital Signs update from MK Community Foundation – latest hate crime stats

11.10 Testimonies of survivors of hate crime (religion and race)

11.20 Everyone has 121 with someone they don’t know on theme ‘what can I do to reduce hate’

11.30 Presentation of ‘The Missing Muslims’ report by the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life

11.40 Go outside front entrance: unveiling of Arriva bus posters, Pupil Noora talks about her winning poster design, Celebration song and ‘flashmob’ dance from Summerfield School: ‘Love is stronger than hate’

12.10 Power holders are asked to make pledges

  • Citizens:mk members – we will bring followers to Community Walk & Training in Fishermead on 4th November
    • Cornerstone Church
    • MK Muslim Assoication
    • Summerfield School
  • Public sector organisations – we will resource further initiatives
    • MK Council – publicity campaign
    • Thames Valley Police – restorative justice
  • Business organisations – we will review and share policies relating to hate
    • Dentons
    • Network Rail
    • Nissan
    • Arriva Buses

12.40 Visiting Citizens UK leaders present headlines of similar campaign initiatives across UK

12.50 Thanks and call to action

1.00 End

1.15 Lunch

Afternoon Conference – Leaders from different Citizens UK chapters share best practice

2pm Welcome & Introduction

2.05 Weaving Trust – 121 circle

2.30 Presentations from different chapters of Citizens UK: Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Telco, Birmingham, Cardiff, young people from SUSO in North London and Newham

3.20 Remit and experience of Thames Valley Police

3.25 Remit and experience of MK Council

3.40 Cross-chapter groups discuss and prioritise issues for national action

3.55Next steps

4.00 End

4.10 Evaluation

Register here.