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RACE EQUALITY WEEK
7th February 2022
7th February 2022
Using targeted or differentiated strategies to achieve universal goals is referred to as “targeted universalism.”
For equality to be successful, it is important that it also addresses equity. Focusing on equality without equity, can be superficial and problematic.
#MyNameIs began trending on twitter in October 2020 when Kamala Harris had her name mispronounced by a Senator. Since then it has been used a number of times in the ethnic minority community to emphasis the personal significance of names.
#MyNameIs campaign to normalise and encourage the phonetic spellings of names in the workplace and drive inclusivity by adding phonetic spelling to your email signature.
Your name is more than just a name. It's part of your heritage, identity and pride. But all over the world, names are mispronounced. And regardless of the reason, it's hurtful to those affected.
Race Equality Matters is launching #MyNameIs - a digital tool that helps people share their real names by translating it to phonetics.
We want Next to become part of the solution, not part of the problem. So this week, we want you to share your name using the tool below. Send us the picture and we will share it on the site with the community.
As part of our committment to #ActionNotJustWords, we are hosting Unity's first ever coffee morning on Friday 25th February.
A charged and necessary wake-up call to pervasive, institutionalised racism, Eddo-Lodge’s searing polemic reconstitutes the frame of the argument around race, removing it from the hands of those with little experience of its resonances. From ambient and lazy cultural stereotyping to open hostility, this book is a clarion call of understanding.