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Hate Crime Prevention Project Evaluation

Dec 01, 2011

The Centre for Community Based Research is conducting an evaluation of the Hate Crime Prevention Project, a new initiative launched by the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre (KWMC). The project started in 2011 and involves training community leaders on how to help prevent such crimes from happening. At the beginning of the project, a community wide forum will be held on November 29th at the Registry Theatre featuring a film 'Anatomy of Hate Crime'. For more information contact: Yasir@communitybasedresearch.ca

CCBR has been promoting awareness of hate crimes and doing research in this field for some time. In March, 2011, CCBR senior researcher, Jonathan Lomotey presented at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual General Meeting roundtable in Toronto on hate crimes.  For more details look here.  And, in 2008, Yasir Dildar and Sarah Marsh of CCBR organized and facilitated a Somali Muslim Hate Crime Summit. It raised the level of awareness about hate crimes and their victims and it built multi-stakeholder strategies to prevent future incidents. This was carried out in partnership with the Somali Canadian Association of Etobicoke.  See the full proceedings here .