Root Out Racism Campaign

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We are proud to support ‘Root Out Racism’, an anti-racism movement launching across West Yorkshire and Harrogate today.

We’re joining nearly 500 other organisations and community allies across West Yorkshire and Harrogate in taking a stand against racism, as we support the launch of the area’s anti-racism movement.

Led by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) and the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), it has been co-created by over 100 ethnic minority colleagues to proactively challenge racism across all aspects of society.

The ‘Root out Racism’ campaign is part of an ongoing commitment to tackle structural and institutionalised racism, as well as addressing health and social inequalities across the area, and it’s a campaign we are proud to support.

The movement, which was a recommendation from the WY&H HCP review in October 2020 into the impact of Covid-19 on health inequalities, shines a light on the experiences of ethnic minority staff and allies from across the region and illustrates their views of racism.

Imagery from the movement is being displayed outdoors and on buses, as well as across social media with the hashtag #WYHRootOutRacism. It includes a suite of educational resources to encourage people to better inform themselves on anti-racist behaviours and practices, whilst linking to training and people’s life stories.