When Black Lives Matter protests started taking place in the UK in 2020, I wanted to join one. But there weren’t any in my area, they were all in cities. I felt that there should be a show of support from rural communities, and that it was time to start a conversation about racial equality in a space where such conversations don’t often happen, in my experience.
So I started the Ramble Against Racism, where I walk through the rural parishes of Devon, spreading awareness of anti-racism and having conversations with people along the way.
I've now walked every rural parish of Devon! Three years after starting. I completed the Rambles on Saturday 29 July on the gorgeous Lundy Island!
On my rambles, I carried a big 'Ramble Against Racism' banner and I hoped to:
- raise more awareness of racial inequality
- encourage people to learn more about the topic, and provide ideas for resources
- help people to think about what they can do to tackle racism
- raise money for Black2Nature (which aims to get more young Visible Minority Ethnic people engaged with nature)
- meet and speak to as many people as possible along the way!
Wonderful that you clarified the purpose: " conversations about what we can do to make a difference".
Fantastic cause and a fantastic Ramble!
The Ramble Against Racism in Devon is complete! I finished in glorious sunshine on Lundy Island on 29 July 2023, just over three years after I started. Next year, I'll be heading to the Cornish Coast
You are awesome!
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