Published 7 Feb 2022

RACE EQUALITY WEEK 2022 is here! 7-13TH FEBRUARY 2022

Race Equality Week is an annual UK-wide movement uniting thousands of organisations and individuals to address the barriers to race equality in the workplace.

The events of 2020, including the Black Lives Matter movement and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minority communities, has heightened public consciousness of race inequality.

Now there is a need to galvanise and maximise impact through a nationwide collaboration for real change.



Race Equality Week unites employees, focuses senior leaders, and unites organisations. It also encourages them to continue their activity and drive race equality all year long.

This year’s theme is #ActionNotJustWords

There are three ways you can get involved:

  • Run your own activities and implement Race Equality Matters solutions
  • Join public events
  • Raise the profile of your organisation by sponsoring Race Equality Week

Register here

Find out more and register here for the Race Equality Week events.

Has your organisations joined the #MyNameIs Campaign?

Join this simple and highly effective campaign encouraging the adoption of phonetic name spelling on email signatures, zoom meetings and more. Download the #MyNameIsGuide here

Community Southwark support

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Resources

We are working to support long-term change in organisations by providing a range of materials to support understanding, education and most importantly action. Take a look

Other EDI support and info

We also have shared our DEI Policy and pulled together some other useful information on our website EDI section here.

R.E.A.C.H Alliance Network

Southwark's Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage (R.E.A.C.H) Alliance is a network for voluntary and community sector organisations and community groups led by a majority Black and minority ethnic teams, and/or serving predominantly Black and minority ethnic communities, and not for profit social enterprises working for the benefit of their local communities. Find out more and get involved here

Need some advice?

If you want to know more about our REACH Alliance network and gte some support, get in touch with David our  VCS Support Officer (Ethnic Minority VCS): [email protected]