Racism – the role of the Careers Calendar
While laws have changed, the reality is that racism still exists in our society and many parts of the world.
We see it in our criminal justice system, in the reports on how COVID 19 disproportionately affects members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, in our education system, as well as children services to name a few.
Its time to stand together. Standing together means we must unite against the forces that seek to separate us.
At the Careers Calendar, our mission has been and always will be to create an accessible platform that empowers Careers Leaders to create a programme of career learning activities and events that inspire, inform, and educate young people about the opportunities available to them after they leave school.
A small team we might be, our strength is drawn from our appreciation for diversity and having a team that reflects different viewpoints regardless of background.
In the words of Martin Luther King, “No person has the right to rain on your dreams”.
I want to extend upon the quote and add “No person, nor structure within society has the right to rain on your dreams”.
If things are to change, we must do more.
Change starts here.
We commit to looking within and building a team that reflects all groups of people.
We commit to educating schools on the power of creating a careers education programme that is diverse and that challenges stereotypes.
We are prepared to learn along the way and stand together in the fight against racism.