One year on after the shocking murder of George Floyd, we stand in solidarity with our student community and reflect on the impact this tragedy has had on the past year. There is much more that we need to do to tackle racism and inequalities and we want to remind you that we are here to listen and help you to make change happen.
‘12 months on from the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, I continually reflect on the work we have to do each day to consciously eradicate the disadvantages, biases and all too often blatant racism in our society.
This was highlighted again over the weekend, when exposed to monkey chants at a football match Rio Ferdinand’s reaction was to offer the hand of education rather than building walls. He should not have to do this but his strength and courage has an impact on myself and I hope the wider community.
We must stand in support and solidarity of people of colour and indeed all marginalised and disadvantaged groups, calling out inequality and abuse.’
Tim Benford, CEO of The Students’ Union at UWE
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