Women in Community Rail show racism the red card

Women in Community Rail show racism the red card

16 Oct, 2020

Women in Community Rail (WiCR) is making this Friday 16 October a double ‘show and tell’ celebration.

WiCR are supporting the national ‘show racism the red card’ day by donating and encouraging their members to wear the badge to kick racism out of society. Chair of the group, Marion Atkinson said: “our aim is to encourage tolerance, inclusion and highlight the importance that racism still exists and should not be an acceptable part of our communities. Our members span the length and breadth of the country so we will be spreading the message far and wide and showing our support to the campaign.”

Friday also brings the opportunity to launch and tell as many communities about the newly designed WiCR website –  wicr.org.uk. Funded by Northern, the website will be the go-to place for anyone who is interested in getting involved with Women in Community Rail.

Carolyn Watson, Northern director of stakeholder and community engagement and member of WiCR said: “Northern were delighted to support the group with their ambition to develop a website to promote all of the excellent things they are involved in. This is a real opportunity to bring not only the rail industry but the wider community together, to get actively involved in promotion of inclusion and tolerance.”

WiCR are going from strength to strength and despite being a relatively new group have been integral in the development of an industry recognised and adopted code of conduct, national award winners the Community Rail Awards ‘Influencing Positive Change’ category along with influencers and policy advisors on equality and diversity.

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