Building Bridges to tackle all forms of racism in Cornwall : 4 Feb, ONLINE

February 4, 2021 | 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Join a new Race Equality Forum to help tackle race inequality in Cornwall

Do you want to help make Cornwall more inclusive and anti-racist? Then sign up to be part of Cornwall’s new Race Equality Forum.

Cornwall Council is facilitating the event at the request of a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) steering group established last July in the wake of the global reaction to the death of George Floyd.

The steering group put forward a set of recommendations which have been endorsed by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board to condemn all racist and discriminatory behaviour, commit to an anti-racist Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, and to work together to tackle racism in all its forms.

The first of the seven recommendations was for a strong public statement from the Leadership Board about racism and hate crime in Cornwall. This was published in October 2020, as part of Hate Crime Awareness week.

At the end of 2020, the steering group had a number of discussions about what needed to happen next and they agreed a new, more inclusive model to take forward race equality. This included the set up of a One and All Race Equality Forum for Cornwall – with a ‘Race Equality Core Group’ taking over the work of the BAME steering group.

Residents across Cornwall are now invited to join this new Race Equality Forum, to come together to help achieve a more inclusive and anti-racist Cornwall.

The first forum will take place on Thursday 4 February from 6pm until 7.30pm.

To sign up for the session please complete the form on this page.

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