As part of our committment to Make Anti-Racism Visible across North Somerset, we are working with a range of organisations to support Race Equality Matters and Race Equality Week.

The key theme for this year is #ItsEveryonesBusiness.


The focus is #ActionDrivesChange, delivery not talk, and RENS is encouraging widespread participation in three specific areas:

1) Participation in the virtual badge campaign and display the badge on your website and social media profiles.

2) Participation in the #MYNAMEIS Campaign. Mispronounciation makes people feel ‘not valued or ‘important’, disrespected and ‘that they didn’t belong’. To help with correct pronounciation, wear a badge showing the phonetic spelling of your name and encourage everyone within your organisation to do the same.

3) Participation in the 5-day challenge. Organisations are invited to take 5-minutes each day for 5 days to self-reflect and commit to action that will help drive the change. There are downloadable PDFs for each day’s challenge and, on the last day, a Big Promise to support the drive


During the week, RENS are hosting a number of Watch Together event, with discussion to follow. Any of the events can be joined independently and watched at work or at home, but we hope you’ll join us so we can share thoughts and ideas after each of the sessions. You’re welcome to join for all of partr of the session, to fit in with your schedule, but we’d be grateful if you could register so that we can plan for numbers.



We will also be running the 5-day challenge for individuals to participate via Zoom. More information on times will be available soon.

Monday 6th February at
Timings 10am to 10.45am – Webinar.
10.45am to 12pm – Coffee & discussion, 12pm to 1pm – Lunch.

Tuesday 7th February at The Other Place
Timings 12.15pm to 1.45pm – Webinar.
1.45pm to 2.45pm – Discussion. Lunch will be available throughout.

Thursday 9th February at
Timings 12.15pm to 1.45pm – Webinar.
1.45pm to 2.45pm – Discussion. Lunch will be available throughout.

Friday 10th February at The Other Place
Help us plan for what happens next!

Timings 12.30pm to 1.15pm – Webinar.
1.15pm – 2.30pm Discussion and lunch.

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