The PACE (Prevent Awareness Community Education) project, is a radicalisation and extremism awareness project, funded by the Home Office and supported by Manchester City Council.
The project is designed to bring together different communities to form a partnership to raise awareness about this very important issue and to look at ways to safeguard people from potential risks.
The launch event is taking place on Monday 31 October 2016 between 5pm to 7pm, hosted by Himmat Support Centre, Midway Business Centre (corner of Stockport Road and Mathews Lane, next to the traffic light), 703 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester M12 4QN.
Local politicians, community leaders, representatives of various community, statutory and voluntary groups and the local people are being invited to attend the event. The launch event will be followed by refreshments.
The project is managed by Awaaz Manchester, a leading community learning provider, offering culturally and linguistically sensitive services to the BME residents of North Manchester to increase social, economic, health and digital inclusion towards stronger communities.
It is delivered in partnership with Creative Design and Manufacture (CDM) UK, a community organisation based in Central Manchester, that uses textile skills as a tool to help people to deal with various personal issues and to maximise their potential, irrespective of their background.
The project aims to engage with people in the community, places of worship, community groups, housing associations and other statutory and voluntary groups, with a view to raise awareness, form partnerships and to fight against radicalisation and extremism.