Leamington shoppers discuss what equality means to them - The Leamington Observer

Leamington shoppers discuss what equality means to them

Leamington Editorial 25th May, 2018   0

EQUALITY was the big topic up for discussion among shoppers in Leamington

The Equality and Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP) asked people in the Royal Priors to write down what ‘equality’ meant to them and to pop the message in a box.

The messages will be tweeted over the next few weeks on the charity’s Twitter page.

The Rugby-based organisation aims to eliminate discrimination by working with a number of organisations, with a focus on hate crime and cultural awareness.

It also provides support and advice to those in Warwickshire treated unfairly because of reasons including race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and beliefs.

Communications officer Laura Clarke said the project received a positive response from the community and her and a colleague collected some 30 messages.

She added: “People in Leamington seemed really engaged, of course it threw a few people off as expected. It was a big question.

“We engaged with a handful of people who seemed to have faced discrimination or recognised somebody else had experienced it.

“There were others who felt strongly about equality, which was reflected in some of the messages.

“Equality is ever-changing and as society progresses, so does equality.

“It was fantastic to meet people who were engaged, compassionate and willing to find out more.”

She said some people were not confident enough to write a message but wanted to learn more about equality.

Some of the messages included – “Concept of glass-ceiling should not exist” and “Equality is when everyone has food on the plate.”

Follow the EQuIP Twitter page to find out more.


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