SAREC invites you!

This isn’t about Spock’s father (he was Sarek) but about something much more real and important: combating hate crime.

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Scottish Alliance for Regional Equality Councils (SAREC) invites you to a National Conference on Hate Crime in Scotland on the theme Tackling the Barriers to Reporting Prejudice Incidents/Hate Crime.

Date: Wednesday, 07 May 2014

Time:  10am – 2pm

Venue: Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Edinburgh EH6 8JQ (location)

Keynote speaker: Doreen Lawrence OBE, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, a prominent campaigner for equality and human rights, and founder of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

The Conference seeks to identify and address barriers to reporting hate crimes and discriminatory incidents by bringing in key stakeholders from communities and the public sector agencies to discuss the issue. The event will enable the four Regional Equality Councils along with other partners to share their expertise on the work around hate crime along with learning from participants of the event to take steps to addressing this important issue.

The event is funded by the generous support of the Big Lottery through Awards for All Scotland. The event will also bring in partners, including People’s First, CEMVO, BEMIS, Leith Academy and Police Scotland.

This is a free event but places are limited. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. If you wish to attend the conference please register here or via Facebook.

If you have any questions or require more information about the conference please contact: Mizan Rahman e-mail: or call SAREC on 01315560441.