Thank you very much for all of you who came last Saturday to One World Festival in Dorchester! It was a truly lovely event! A special BIG "thank you" goes to all the volunteers, our partners and stall holders! Despite the weather we received lots of positive feedback. Here are the pictures from the day taken by Andrzej Stanislawski:Dorset One World Festival 2017 Photos
Dorset Race Equality Council was awarded a Comic Relief grant for this project by Dorset Community Foundation. The aim of the project was to ensure that we successfully capture the views of Muslims with limited or no English, as part of our broader consultation work to monitor community cohesion between residents of different faiths and ethnic origins living in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. This information is now being used to develop targeted projects aimed building upon positive experiences, developing support for victims of discrimination and addressing community tensions. You can read the report here or on our FB page.
At present, health and social care organisations in Dorset hold different sets of records about you. Information in different records may be duplicated or incomplete. The Dorset Care Record is a new confidential computer record that will join up all these different records to create one complete and up-to-date record about you. Over time this will help improve the care you receive.
Once again we find ourselves saddened by the tragic events in London over the weekend. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. Now more than ever we need to unite across our communities with people of all faiths and none in denouncing violence and creating a better society based upon mutual understanding and respect
Dorset Race Equality Council would like to express our condolences to the families of all those who were killed during the horrific attack in Manchester on Monday evening. Likewise, we send well-wishes to all of those who were injured and directly impacted by this cruel act which appeared to deliberately target young and innocent people. We are heartened to see scenes across the country of people of all faiths joining together in solidarity with the victims; offering mutual support and standing in defiance against terrorism.
As we have seen in the past, there are some who will seek to use news of such events to fan the flames of anti-Muslim sentiment in our society. It is in moments such as these that it is more important than ever to stand united with our Muslim friends and neighbours in denouncing hatred of any kind. If you experience or witness any form of anti-Muslim incident we urge you to contact us and report it to the police.