Race Equality Week 2024

REW 2024

Coin Street champions diversity as it takes part in Race Equality Week 2024. 

Coin Street is proud to be participating in Race Equality Week, from 5-11 February 2024.  Race Equality Week will unite thousands of organisations in action to seriously address race inequality in the workplace.

A UK-wide initiative, Race Equality Week was launched by community interest company Race Equality Matters to turn words into meaningful action; a movement spurred on by the events of 2020, which have heightened the country’s collective consciousness of the racism, inequality, and injustice experienced by ethnically diverse communities. 

We need to keep the momentum going when it comes to tackling race inequality. Race Equality Week was created to enable this hence it is positioned a few months after Black History Month.

With over 4,500 organisations engaged in 2023, Race Equality Week 2024 is set to engage even more.

Race Equality Week is a positive force for action.

Building on the REW 2023 theme, which sent a clear message that race equality is everyone’s business (#ItsEveryonesBusiness), the 2024 theme of #ListenActChange will bring everyone together to focus on taking action to drive change.

The theme was selected by the Race Equality Matters community and it reflects ongoing findings and feedback:

  • 64% said ethnically diverse employees are playing a key part in tackling race inequality in their organisation, and only 17% said allies were.
  • Only 32% said their organisation focuses on action and not just words.

Everyone has a role to play in the fight for racial equality in the workplace, from the top of each organisation to the bottom. The sooner we act, the sooner change can become our reality!

Here are  four ways your organisation can get involved:

  • One - Implement the two bespoke solutions we have created for Race Equality Week – the 5-Day Challenge and #ItsNotMicro.
  • Two - Implement one of the other Race Equality Matters solutions, e.g., Tea Break or MyNameIs.
  • Three – Encourage your employees to attend the Race Equality Matters Events.
  • And finally, you could do your own thing, many organisations organise their own activity. For example Coin Street is hosting an internal event for colleagues to discuss the new ITV six-part television series ‘Three Little Birds’ by Sir Lenny Henry and Russell T. Davies.

If we all commit to #ListenActChange, then real change can take place.

REW 2024