Vancouverites stand together

Vancouver’s LGBTQ and allied communities will stand together to bring attention to hate crime in a vigil on October 23rd on the steps of City Hall.

Vancouverites to unite in separate vigils to stop bullying and hate crime

On Saturday, October 23rd at 5:30pm, Vancouverites will stand in unity with London, UK, in a Day Against Hate Crime to bring local and worldwide attention to the issue of hate crime against all marginalised communities.

Organized by the City of Vancouver LGBTQ Advisory Committee and 17-24-30 in London, the candlelight vigil in both cities will bring together members of the LGBTQ, people of colour and women’s communities in unity against hate crime.

In Vancouver, the vigil will take place on the steps of City Hall, where Mayor Gregor Robertson will read a Proclamation declaring October 23 “Day Against Hate Crime” in the City of Vancouver.  In London, crowds will gather in Trafalgar Square, the site of a homophobic murder in 2009.

“The link between the two cities this year is a deliberate act on the part of queer activists in both cities to build an international movement against all hate crime, which brings together people from all the communities affected by crimes against them on the basis of who they are,” says Ryan Clayton, a member of Vancouver’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee.

Day Against Hate Crime
Saturday, 23 October 2010 @ 5:30pm
On the Steps of Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue

Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information.

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