Sunrise Diversity

Statement regarding recent leafleting in Barnstaple

At Sunrise, we are aware of a rally taking place on Saturday the 2nd of September at 11am organised by Stand Against Racism North Devon, which has been organised in response to the recent leafleting activity in Barnstaple containing negative and unwelcoming messages to people from diverse backgrounds.

Sunrise Diversity exists to stand up against racism, hate, and negative rhetoric such as that directed against migrants and people from diverse backgrounds, of different religions and faiths. Foremost, we are here for you if you have been impacted by any written or verbal speech or action. We are here to make a difference in our local communities through the work that we do to bring people together, celebrate diversity and advocate for human rights. We are here to challenge and counter discrimination and negativity towards diverse groups. Our stance is to engage in actions and discussions that help people understand each other better and embrace difference.

Over the next few months, we will be organising local activities and events to raise awareness of Hate Crime, as well as celebrate Black History Month. We continue to provide our regular services such as 1-1 support for people from diverse backgrounds who are going through a life crisis, been victims of a crime including hate crime, or need support to access services. To refer yourself or someone else with their consent, call 01271 328915 or email [email protected] For more information about our regular ESOL classes, activity groups, and events, please check our website and social media @SunriseDevon (FB, IG, Twitter) If you are interested to know about our charitable work, and how local businesses and organisations can become more inclusive, please get in touch.

Ana Gabriela Lodge

CEO of Sunrise Diversity

Who We Are

Sunrise Diversity are a dynamic grassroots community organisation who provide activities, training, services & events for all living in Northern Devon, including those of diverse identities such as minority ethnic groups, disabled people and the LGBTQ+ community. Our aim is that all people in Northern Devon are accepted and respected for their individual humanity within a truly inclusive, supportive and welcoming community. We're passionate about challenging and transforming prejudice, discrimination and abusive practices so all people feel safe, included and valued within their own and the wider community.


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