Anti-racism must be embedded within our organisation, our programme, its structure and policies. Over the next few weeks we will work with our staff, board and our Programme Committee to plan tangible steps forward which we hope will foster long-term, permanent inclusivity as we move forward. We will continue our work into creating networks of solidarity, progressive commissioning approaches, and fully commit to eliminating our unconscious biases. These conversations and plans will be shared publicly, as starting points for further discussion and action with our community.
In the immediate term, we will use our platform to raise awareness, share resources and highlight places to support and donate to the cause. We have also created a shared google document reading list, please click through to recommend or get tips for anti-racist reading material. We know that there are lots of resources out there but want to provide a central, accessible place for people in our community who don’t use social media.
Image above is courtesy of Abbie Ditchburn – taken in central Newcastle on Saturday 6 June, 2020