PODCAST: Dominique Walker and her fight against hate crime on what would have been Anthony’s 34th birthday
3 years ago
The Anthony Walker Foundation is set to launch a new hate crime reporting tool as part of its ‘Speak Out! Stop Hate.’ campaign, in response to the worrying number of instances of hate crime that go unreported nationally.
This Sunday February 21st would have been Anthony Walker’s 34th birthday.
We spoke to his sister Dominique about how Anthony is living through her and her incredible work tackling hate crime, celebrating diversity and empowering communities across Merseyside and beyond.
LISTEN to the full podcast hosted by The Guide Liverpool’s here.
Since Anthony’s death Dominique has been a detective with Merseyside Police, heading up their hate crime investigation’s unit, she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University, gained two degrees and of course, together with her mum Gee and family, set up the Anthony Walker Foundation.
In this discussion with The Guide Liverpool’s Jay Hynd Dominique tells us what drives her to continue the fight against racism and hate crime, explains how prejudice develops within a person, gives examples of resources that we can all use to continue the Black Lives Matter movement ourselves whilst learning about the fight along the way, and of course she also reflects on her life with Anthony and the legacy he has left behind.