Webinar – Hate Crime in the North: Sophie’s Legacy

Wednesday 13 October 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm BST, online (UK)


Dr. Sylvia Lancaster OBE and Nazir Afzal OBE will discuss the legacy of the murder of Sophie Lancaster.

In our first event of the ‘Changing Perspectives’ series, we will be joined by the mother of Sophie Lancaster, Dr Sylvia Lancaster OBE and Nazir Afzal OBE, who will be discussing how Sophie’s murder led to political and social change, particularly in the North of England. The event will also explore the current issues surrounding hate crime and how it affects those who experience it.

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was set up as a lasting legacy to Sophie Lancaster, who was brutally murdered in August 2007, following an unprovoked attack because she dressed in an alternative way. The Foundation challenges prejudice and intolerance in all its forms through creatively challenging outreach work with diverse audiences in schools, universities, prisons, youth clubs and at music festivals. It also campaigns to extend hate crime legislation to encompass hate crime against people from alternative subcultures. Following the Foundation’s lobbying, 18 police forces now monitor hate crime against alternative subcultures.


Find out more and book your free place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hate-crime-in-the-north-sophies-legacy-tickets-169828229807?

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