Racial discrimination is a global problem that exists internationally, in the UK and in Cumbria. COVID-19 has demonstrated the stark race inequalities that continue to exist and the need for public organisations to do all they can to address discrimination.
AWAZ Cumbria came into existence to be voice of the under-represented minority ethnic population living, working and visiting Cumbria. Unfortunately, we continue to see racism and racial inequality throughout Cumbria. Therefore, we are joining with the Cumbria County Council as they raise awareness of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21st 2021. There is a lot to do to eliminate racism and tackle inequality in Cumbria and we fully support the commitment which the Cumbria County Council are making to tackle these issues which will ultimately make Cumbria a place where everyone is welcome, are free to be themselves and where we can all live and work together in peace and harmony.