New anti-racism movement launched in West Yorkshire and Harrogate

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Together with North Yorkshire County Council and many other organisations, Nidd Plus is proud to back the new anti-racism movement that has been launched in West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

Nearly 500 organisations and community allies have pledged support to the anti-racism movement begun on 24 August by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) and the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit.

The movement, which comes out of a review by the health care partnership into the impact of Covid-19 on health inequalities, spotlights the experiences of ethnic minority staff and allies and illustrates their views and experiences of racism. Evidence shows that people from ethnic minority backgrounds continue to face health inequalities and discrimination in their communities and workplace.

The anti-racist movement has been co-created by more than 100 WY&H HCP ethnic minority colleagues to challenge racism across all aspects of society. The movement is part of an ongoing commitment to tackle structural and institutionalised racism, as well as addressing health and social inequalities across the area.

Other movement supporters include NHS organisations, councils, West Yorkshire Police, Healthwatch, hospices, universities, housing associations, unions, and the voluntary community social enterprise sector.

High-profile sports club supporters include Yorkshire Cricket Club, and sports foundations, Yorkshire Sports Foundation, Keighley Cougars, The Leeds United Foundation, Community Foundation at Wakefield Trinity, Bradford Bulls Foundation, Castleford Tigers and Halifax Panthers (rugby) to name a few.

You can register to join the movement and to find out more, including how to access the free resources, visit the Root Out Racism website.

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