Race Equality Week
February 7 - February 13
Race Equality Week is 7-13th February 2022, and this year the theme is #ActionsNotJustWords.
REN will be hosting a series of events via Zoom throughout the week, called ‘The More You Know’.
Research and real-life experiences show that the more you know about a community, and the more people you know from a community, the more likely it is that unconscious bias or hostile feelings towards other groups will be reduced.
‘The More You Know’ will be a series of online 30-45min talks from local people in Bradford offering a short, engaging history of their community within Bradford and the world. REN believes that it is not the responsibility of minoritised communities to educate on their experiences and history, but it is also important that people are given a platform to speak for themselves rather than being talked for or about.
Linking to this year’s theme ‘ActionNotJustWords’, each talk will have a suggested ‘action’ at the end of it, promoting cohesion, support, education and equality. This could be to attend an event organised by your community, visit a restaurant or try a recipe, donate to a charity or sign a relevant petition, read a book… Any attendees of this talk should commit to this action and evidence themselves doing it if possible – this can then be used to keep momentum up through the year.