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Alsop students mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week #LetsEndHateCrime

On Monday 5th February, students from Alsop High School attended the launch of National Hate Crime Awareness Week at the Church of Our Lady and St Nicholas Church, Liverpool. The event was organised by Merseyside Police Community Engagement Unit.

Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke, QPM pictured with
Year 9 Alsop students Josh, Lucas, Tom, Amy, Emma and Eryn

The event, chaired by BBC Radio Merseyside presenter Roger Phillips, included an interview with Resad Trbonja, a survivor of the Srebrenica Genocide and an interview with Imogen Christie, Trans Activist.
Students from Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts 6 th Form and Daisy Inclusive UK Choir, performed to senior police figures and representatives from communities across Merseyside. Also present were Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke, Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy and the Rector of Liverpool, Rev Dr Crispin Pailing, along with representatives from the Michael Causer Foundation and Liverpool and Everton football clubs.
Chief Constable Andy Cooke said:

“Everyone should be free to live their lives without fear, hatred or intolerance. There is no place in our society for hate crime and my message is simple; if you have experienced a hate crime or incident then please report it.”

Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy said: 

“This event launching National Hate Crime Awareness Week is an opportunity to celebrate and promote our inclusivity and our region’s rich diversity. This is an opportunity for us to come together to send out a message that hate crime of any kind will not be tolerated across Merseyside.”