Stand Up to Racism Day
In July 2020 Wirksworth Town Council affirmed its opposition to racism and inequality. Among its commitments were:
• to openly talk about racism within our community, as racism thrives in the company of silence.
• to work with other Local Authorities and community groups to tackle racism and the causes of racism.
• to work with the Police and local Law Enforcement to ensure a no tolerance policy is taken on all hate crime – including hate speech.
In light of this commitment the council welcomes the Stand Up to Racism initiative, and encourages residents to observe the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March[i] and attend online events such as the Derbyshire Rally Against Racism[ii].