Sunday 21 March marks the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and this weekend Oxford’s cultural organisations come together to make a stand against racism.
The North Wall is proud to support the Oxford Cultural Anti-Racism Alliance, whose Anti-Racism manifesto launches today.
Over the last year, long-standing inequalities in the arts and cultural industries have been exposed more than ever – change is overdue. The cultural community in the city has come together as the Oxford Cultural Anti-Racism Alliance, creating a manifesto and action plan for the forthcoming months and years.
The manifesto shows commitment to change systems, practices and cultures in order to remove racial discrimination, and to address inequalities in representation: Oxford should be a place where ethnically diverse young people can see positive role models in creative leadership roles, find a route into a career in the arts, and establish a strong base for growth and development alongside and within the cultural organisations established here.
Together, twenty one arts and cultural organisations have signed up to the manifesto and pledged collective radical change to ensure a sustainable and diverse arts sector in the city.
Click to read the manifesto