About

The West Yorkshire Racial Justice Network brings together over thirty organisations and individuals from across the region to proactively promote racial justice.

The Network uses training, research and information updates on key policy, strategy and legislation to empower its members to challenge racial injustice and inequality. Members work collaboratively to respond to issues which have an adverse impact on Black and Brown communities. The Network also uses campaigning and advocacy to ensure the primacy of Black and Brown voices in decision-making and resource allocation.

This will lead to bringing back of racial equalities to government agenda, improved practices within local authorities, and, and positive images of Black and Brown communities being portrayed in the Media.

Our Aims

  • Organises and mobilises with racially minoritised communities and take positive and effective action.
  • Raises awareness about race inequality and injustice by listening and working with disempowered communities to challenge and hold powers accountable.
  • Bring Racial justice into mainstream thought and build solidarity.

Our Values

  • Open to learning and sharing
  • Work collaboratively and in solidarity
  • Be united upon a clear vision and purpose
  • Inclusive and centre those who are most marginalised

Our Objectives

  • Develop knowledge, skills and capacity of racially minoritised groups to participate more fully in society
  • Build  a resilient community able to take positive and effective action on issues that affect them
  • Promote and create new paths to build a more equitable society
  • To collectively repair our (mis)education by enhanced awareness around race, racialisation and racism,  locally, nationally and globally
  • To maintain Race Analysis as core to the network and push race on the ‘Agenda
  • Be aware and consider Intersections