Following our review in 2020 into the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities and the disproportionate effect on ethnic minority communities and staff, we are now launching an anti-racism movement with our partners at West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit. The movement is part of an ongoing commitment to tackling structural and institutionalised racism.
Through educational resources, real-life images and stories, the Root Out Racism movement will encourage people to better inform themselves on anti-racist behaviours and practices.
In the planning of this movement, over 100 ethnic minority colleagues from across the Partnership come forward to share their experiences of racism and help their colleagues and other organisations to take action.
Make your pledge to Root Out Racism
We pledge to act and show there is no place for racism across our region. We are proud to stand alongside our colleagues and root out racism. Join us. No barriers, no excuses and only one commitment. Whether it’s posting on social media, wearing a pin badge, or having the courage to speak up against racist behaviours, you are the movement. You can root out racism. To publish your pledge and to receive a free Root Out Racism pin badge to wear with pride, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
#WYHRootOutRacism on social media
Use #WYHRootOutRacism to follow the conversation and join the Root Out Racism movement on Twitter.
We also have a 'Twibbon' you can use on your Twitter or Facebook profile picture to show your support. To get your twibbon, visit https://twibbon.com/Support/wyhrootoutracism and follow the instructions.
#WYHRootOutRacism update, 20 October 2021
Following concerns raised by a member of the public regarding a statement used within one of the Root Out Racism movement’s graphics, a meeting was held on Tuesday 19 October with the person and others he invited. Colleagues from the Race Equality Network and Anti-Racism Project Group were present at the meeting. Read more
What people are saying about the Root Out Racism movement