(in commemoration of UN Antiracism Day, Saturday 16th March, 2019)

  • We recognise the deficit of BAME people in leadership positions across the city and will invest in a civic leadership programme to improve the representation of BAME people.
  • We will establish a resource within the voluntary sector to work against the rise of religiously and racially motivated hate crimes providing specialised support to schools
  • We will continue to be a city of sanctuary for those fleeing persecution and hatred and are proud of our commitment to host refugees and those seeking asylum.
  • We will invest in an independent BAME led voluntary sector ensuring that the needs of the diverse communities of our city are supported by funding decisions.
  • We will promote an equalities standard with partners in the city including the corporate and voluntary sector to ensure fair employment practices and positive action to tackle BAME underrepresentation.
  • We will work against the hostile environment policies that have stigmatized BAME communities and provide guidance and reassurance, recognising the contribution these communities make to life in the city.

You can download our pledges to the BAME community in PDF format here

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