BACKGROUND

The theme for Race Equality Week 2023 is #ItsEveryonesBusiness. This theme was chosen as 79% of respondents believe it would have a meaningful impact on tackling race inequality.

Overall, since the flurry of pledges many organisations were making back in 2020 to become more inclusive, which for many included black squares, signing charters and race action plans, progress in addressing racial inequality is proving to be a challenge.

Race Equality Matters’ survey highlighted that the majority of respondents felt very little had changed in the last 12 months. Whilst some organisations are now taking a nudge approach, which is starting to impact change. Many have struggled to know where to start.

The drive to achieve race equality has to come from everyone! And that’s where the 5-Day challenge comes in #ItsEveryonesBusiness,

The need to make it Everyone's Business

ABOUT THE 5-DAY CHALLENGE

5 Challenges – 5 Minutes – 5-Days
Built by the Race Equality Matters Community.

There are DIFFERENT activities for all your colleagues to engage with each day of Race Equality Week – they include videos, articles, and activities to help your employees reflect and more importantly take action to drive Race Equality.

Each daily activity is 5 minutes. There are ready-to-go downloadable PDFS for each day that can be distributed to employees or accessed via your organisation’s employee portal.

On the last day, you will be ready to make a Big Promise.

WHY GET INVOLVED?

There are many barriers to driving race equality, including a lack of understanding of what it feels like to be in others’ shoes and what it means to be positively inclusive.

Small changes can make a real difference in how people feel.

Culture can be measured by how your colleagues feel on a Sunday about coming to work on a Monday!

Over the next 5 days, we ask you to take 5-minutes each day to self-reflect and commit to action that will drive this change.

If we can involve the majority of your colleagues, if not everyone, within your organisation, we believe we will see a much-needed shift, in beliefs, cultures, behaviours, and outcomes for race equality.

That is why the 2023 Race Equality Week theme is #ItsEveryonesBusiness. The 5-Day Challenge will help.

MAKING IT EASY FOR YOU TO ENGAGE YOUR EMPLOYEES

Download the simple guide. The guide and narrative will to help you project lead, plan and communicate the 5-Day Challenge to your employees, stakeholders, partners, and community.

DOWNLOAD RESOURCE

Race Equality Matters 5 Day Challenge 2023

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TAKE THE 5-DAY CHALLENGE

  1. Over the 5 working days of Race Equality Week, we are asking everyone to take just 5-minutes each day to self-reflect and commit to action that will drive this change.
  2. There are downloadable PDFS for each day’s challenge.
  3. On the last day make a Big Promise that will support the drive for Race Equality.

SHARE THE 5-DAY CHALLENGE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

As we said, if we can involve the majority, if not everyone, within your organisation and networks, we believe we will see a much-needed shift, in beliefs, cultures, behaviours, and outcomes for race equality. So please help us spread the word.

Download the Social media GRAPHIC

Suggested Text: I’m taking part in the #REW2023 #5DayChallenge. Join me and thousands of others who are taking 5 minutes each day to self-reflect and commit to action that will drive #RaceEquality. https://www.raceequalitymatters.com/5DC

You can also share the image you download from the Big Promise tool.

JOIN THE REM COMMUNITY AND BECOME PART OF THE MOVEMENT

Cost: Free
Criteria: Your involvement

Please register to be kept informed, access the solutions, tools, and support, and help make the change we are all striving for.

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