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Implementing Your Action Plan

 

Implementing Your Action Plan

Successful actions are well resourced, celebrate successes and learn from the process.


It is easy to develop an action plan, but sometimes not as easy to implement it. It is often hard to find the resources needed, to overcome the challenges that arise, and to see small steps as successes. But communities starting to address hate activity can start small and grow over time. Don’t be too ambitious in your first years. You may start with just getting the committee together, identifying partners and coming to consensus on how to work together. The following year, you may plan your first event.
The first Alberta Hate Crime Awareness day was done in three cities on a shoestring budget. We found free venues, some were able to get refreshments donated, and our panel speakers volunteered. Despite that, we had 50-200 people attending (depending on the location) and leaders from the community, like Chiefs of Police and local government officials, attending and speaking. We even got the media out. So, aim small and you may be surprised at the result!


 

Locating Resources

    Try home improvement stores or fire halls for donations of paint to cover graffiti

    Engage students in getting the message out through social media

    Locate existing social action groups

    Establish a connection with a member of the police service

    Approach grocery stores for refreshment donations

    Find meeting space in community centres

    See the Community Tool Box

    http://ctb.ku.edu/en/tablecontents/section_ 1043.aspx

Plan Awareness Events- See event planning

Addressing Challenges- Identify the key challenges you might face, e.g., people’s attitudes (skepticism, apathy); different cultures; process (communication, language, decision making, etc.)

Celebrating Successes- Write a short report: report through social media; send thank-you notes to speakers and volunteers; host an open house; send out a newsletter; take pictures, etc.

Sharing and Learning from Others See Promising Practices, pg.29; consider submitting your success story to the AHCC to share with others at http://www.albertahatecrimes.ca