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Celebrating Race Equality Week (7th to 13th February 2022)


This week is Race Equality Week (7th to 13th February). It aims to unite thousands of organisations and individuals to address the barriers to race equality. This is the second year the week has taken place, organised by Race Equality Matters.


Recent events over the last two years, including the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minority communities, has brought opportunities to explore race inequality further and what can be done in communities and the workplace to make a difference.


This year’s theme is #ActionNotJustWords. The emphasis is to drive meaningful action that makes an impact.


Race equality will only be achieved when we all play a part. You can get involved in many ways:

  1. Ensure everyone feels valued and included. Race Equality Matters has developed a new tool called #MyNameIs, a simple solution that helps everyone to feel included by normalising phonetic spelling. Names are part of our heritage, identity and pride. Find out more and discover your phonetic pronunciation: mynameis.raceequalitymatters.com

  2. Learn about racial inequality. Walsall for All has a resources web page, where you can discover suggested books, films and TV series on the topic of racial inequality.

  3. Have conversations about race equality. Solutions like Safe Space and Tea Break offer opportunities for individuals to have honest and courageous discussions on a topic of your choice. You can download resources (via the above links) from the Race Equality Matters website to get started.

  4. Share your thoughts on why this year’s theme is important. Get in touch with the Walsall for All team by emailing walsallforall@walsall.gov.uk


For more information about Race Equality Week, visit the Race Equality Matters website. You can also follow Race Equality Matters on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news.