Light a Flame Against Hate
A little less than a year ago 10,000 people descended upon Trafalgar Square to unite against hate-crime. Due to the touching and triumphant success of last year’s event, the 17-24-30 No To Hate Campaign have once again invited anyone who wishes to pay tribute to those affected to a candle-lit vigil this Saturday 23rd October.
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This year promises to be another astounding evening, with Stuart Milk – nephew of Harvey Milk, and founder of the Harvey Milk foundation – traveling from the US to come and speak about and promote the historic work his Uncle began and he is continuing. Others attending include Peter Tatchell, Richard Barnes, Rikki Beadle-Blair, Fiona Harvey and more.
17-24-30 is a non-profit organisation whose focus is to keep the memory or those lost and affected by the brutal hate-fuelled bombings in April 1999 – in Brixton on the 17th, Brick Lane on the 24th and Soho on the 30 th. Beyond this they also dream of a world without discrimination and hate, just like Harvey Milk and millions of others.
Come light a flame and say No To Hate by joining the vigil from 7-9pm this Saturday 23rd October at Trafalgar Square, with an international two-minute silence at 8pm (GMT).
Those who can’t make it are encourage to take part at home or anywhere they can get together to light a candle and say No To Hate. www.17-24-30.com, milkfoundation.org, Follow @hatecrimevigil on Twitter.