There are just 24 hours left to nominate individuals who have stood up to hate crime in the past 12 months for the third annual No2H8 Awards, jointly organised by a Jewish-Muslim team.
Anyone can put forward those they feel have tackled hate, intolerance and bigotry, whether directed at faith or race groups, the LGBT community or those with disabilities.
Nominations for the 12 awards, now in their third year, must be received by the end of Friday, at which point the names put forward will go through two judging panels before winners are chosen.
This year’s theme is ‘upstanding’ and categories include those working in law enforcement, parliament, media and local authorities. Those making a positive impact in their communities to stand up to prejudice are also eligible to be entered. Previous winners of the awards – which Jewish News proudly sponsors alongside national titles including The Mirror – include medic Dr Nasser Kurdy, who was stabbed in the neck outside an Altrincham mosque in September 2017 not long after working through the night to treat those injured in the Manchester Arena bomb.
Other winners include 13-year old Jack Stanley, who got the Young Upstander Award. He was featured on TV documentary ‘Educating Manchester’ where he comforted – and made friends with – Syrian refugee Rani Assad who was bullied at school.
- Nominate at no2h8crimeawards.org
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