Race Equality Week 2022
Gloucestershire County Council is proud to participate in Race Equality Week (REW) 7-13 February 2022. This year’s theme is #ActionNotJustWords
The council will be working in partnership with organisations across Gloucestershire in support of the Race Equality Week campaign to address racial inequality in the workplace.
Race Equality Week is an annual UK-wide movement which aims to address the barriers to race equality in the workplace. It brings together employees, focuses senior leaders, and unites organisations. It also encourages them to continue their activity and drive race equality all year long.
We are proud to be one of many organisations taking part in the #MyNameIs campaign by Race Equality Matters. The campaign encourages the adoption of phonetic name spelling on email signatures, zoom meetings and more.
Race Equality Matters polled 100 individuals and found that 73% had their names mispronounced and 88% believed that a phonetic spelling of their name would help.
Respondents said that having their names mispronounced led them to feel 'not valued or important', 'disrespected' and 'that they didn't belong.' #MyNameIs was created to address this common microaggression in the workplace.
Look out for posts on our GCC social media accounts 1-7 February - share the message - help raise awareness – turn words into action!
Visit Race Equality Matters to find out more about #MyNameIs and how you can get involved.