Sharon Martin, NIROMP chair said:
Race Equality Week unites employees, focuses senior leaders, and unites organisations. It also encourages them to continue their activity and drive race equality all year long. Whatever your role, be the change. This years theme is #actionnotjustwords.
We are proud to join forces with others to celebrate Race Equality Week, which calls for all organisations and individuals to address the barriers to race equality.
The events of 2020, including the Black Lives Matter movement and the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black and racially minoritised communities, has heightened public consciousness of race inequality and the need for nationwide collaboration for real change.
Last year we asked IROs and their managers to make a Big Promise. The Big Promise is a commitment to action not just words. Now we ask what has changed? What actions have we taken towards becoming anti-racist. Actions definitely speak louder than words. What next? We call again on all IROs, their leaders and wider colleagues to publicly announce their Big Promise. Watch our five minute video below and, if you have not already registered your promise we ask that you do so now.
Today I am also encouraging you to contact your Regional Lead about NIROMP’s position in respect of the Nationality and Borders Bill. The presumption of equality under the law is This week we are consulting on our draft position statement. IROs and those who manage them can request details via their regional lead.
Action not just words.
Visit our anti-racism resources page and submit suggestions about any additional resources you would like us to add. Visit our resources page: HERE and we will be posting more pieces during the course of this week.