As we celebrate Black History Month this October we remember the valuable contributions of black people to the UK over centuries. UNISON has a long history of challenging inequality and tackling racism in the workplace and in wider society.
The prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement throughout 2020 has shown that there is still much for us to do to achieve equality. We have launched this new Anti-Racism page to showcase the good work we have been doing over many years and the work we will continue to do with our partners at Show Racism the Red Card.
Last year we embedded into our branch development days our equality training delivered by Show Racism the Red Card for all members. This year we have had to change the way we deliver training due to the pandemic.
Our new Equality & Discrimination training module is now available as a webinar. This module will cover unconscious bias and the language of equality and is the first of 3 modules which will take learner on a journey from a basic understanding of the issues to having the confidence to challenge inequality and discrimination.
Registration coming soon
We have been running our very popular Ambassador Programme for 5 years now, the course normally runs for 8 weeks and is usually accepts around 25 participants for face to face learning, however, this next course will be open to far more people so that we can build on the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Ambassador Programme is an in-depth course that covers a wide variety of topics including;
- Recognising & Responding to Racism,
- Anti-Semitism & Gypsy, Roma,
- Traveller discrimination,
- Immigration & Humanising Islam,
- Political School & The language of Equality
During COVID19 we are looking at reviewing the way we deliver training and this course is likely to take place in the new year and be a combination of distance learning webinars, live online events and possibly face to face socially distanced events if the circumstances allow.
You can register your interest for our February 2021 Ambassador below.
Want to get involved?
Contact: Terry Johnstone, Regional Anti-Racism and Community cohesion Lead
Phone: 0191 245 0800