Free event tackles hate crime in Brent

The event will be held at Brent Civic Centre

The event will be held at Brent Civic Centre - Credit: Archant

Brent Council are holding a free special event as part of a campaign which combats hate crime in the borough.

Actor Samuell Benta and a hate crime victim will be speaking at the public meeting which is part of the town hall’s ‘It’s Time to Talk’ project.

Residents and community leaders will talk about the issues surrounding hate crime and unite with the council on methods of tackling them.

There will also be an important practical workshops for attendees that will allow them to design solutions to scenarios and to discuss how they feel hate crime could be better tackled in the borough.

Cllr Michael Pavey, Brent Council’s cabinet member for stronger communities, said: “All crime is terrible, but hate crime is uniquely bad. Hate crime is about being targeted by criminals simply because of who you are. Hate crime is particularly offensive in Brent because we’re so proud of our diversity.

“This event is all about developing community-led solutions to tackle hate crime in our borough. I hope that residents from all backgrounds will come along and share their ideas.”

The event will take place on July 21 at Brent Civic Centre in Engineer’s Way, Wembley, from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

To book a ticket visit here.

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