Borough Insight

We Stand Together

The council has enthusiastically backed a local community anti-racism initiative.

The initiative kicks off with an awareness day this Bank Holiday MondayImage: We stand together Bank Holiday Monday

The awareness day is set to be the start of the long term goals for the Epsom and Ewell – We Stand Together initiative. 

It is a positive social media and poster campaign for the community and local businesses to come together and highlight their stance in standing up against racism and pledging their support to be anti-racist - SEEING IT, STOPPING IT AND SOLVING IT.

The campaign was started by local business owner Dee Besant of Epsom and Ewell Families who says:

"By raising awareness of the issue that is racism, we know it can change things, because:

  • Awareness leads to conversations 
  • Conversations lead to thinking
  • Thinking leads to understanding
  • Understanding leads to change
  • Change leads to progress 

        The aim is to see the community acknowledging and sharing the #SeeItStopItSolveIt hashtag and the poster across social media and for local businesses to show their support by putting up the poster in their windows"!

        Councillors Hannah Dalton and Alex Coley proposed a motion to Epsom & Ewell Borough Council to support action promoting community cohesion, antiracism, equality and justice. They said:

        “We proudly support the We Stand Together campaign and call on all borough residents and businesses to be antiracist and to stand up against racism in all its forms.

        “Racism has no place in society or in our community. Our borough should be a place where everyone can thrive and enjoy all of the benefits and opportunities that Epsom and Ewell has to offer.

        “Our council recently gave its full support to We Stand Together and ongoing work to support community cohesion, anti- racism and calls for equality and justice. I strongly encourage others to join us and be a part of the We Stand Together launch this Bank Holiday.”

        Help spread awareness - #SeeItStopItSolveIt

        https://www.facebook.com/epsomandewellwestandtogether

        https://www.instagram.com/epsomandewellwestandtogether/

        https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/six-ways-racial-inequality-being

        https://ee-we-stand-together.org.uk/

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