A UK-wide initiative, Race Equality Week was launched by community interest company Race Equality Matters to turn words into meaningful action; a movement spurred on by the events of 2020, which have heightened the collective consciousness of the racism, inequality, and injustice experienced by ethnically diverse communities.
We need to keep the momentum going when it comes to tackling race inequality. This is why we are participating in Race Equality Week. This includes the ‘5-day challenge’ which asks all of us to take 5 minutes out of each day to #ListenActChange. Each day we will send you information about that day’s challenge, leading to making a ‘big promise’ on day 5 - what action do you commit to progress race equality? If you would like to look at the information for the 5-day challenge in your own time, you can access the documents at the following links:
Day 1: Microaggressions
Day 2: Different Cultures
Day 3: Public Praise
Day 4: A Culture of Belonging
Day 5: The Big Promise
There are also four online events you can register to join, via the following links:
5th February: Opening Event
6th February: The Big Collaboration
8th February: Lead the Change
9th February: Closing Event
Other activities NES have been been doing include:
We all have a Corporate Objectives for 23/24: “I will identify and undertake a learning activity to increase my understanding and self-reflection on anti-racism, equality, diversity and inclusion”.
We are delivering anti-racism workshops for our line managers. Sign up at Training sessions.
We have the Underrepresented Ethnic Minority staff network that you can join for peer support or as an Ally. The staff network is currently looking for a new Chair or Co-Chair for the network. This is a great development opportunity and time is provided by the organisation to support our networks. If you’d like to discuss this more then please contact the Equality team firstname.lastname@example.org or the current deputy Chair, email@example.com
If you have any questions then please just get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us as we #ListenActChange.