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About We Stand Together
The We Stand Together campaign started in 2015 when former Greater Manchester Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy used it to bring Jewish and Muslim groups together after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.
The hashtag #WeStandTogether was prominent after the May 2017 attack at Manchester Arena. #WeStandTogether was also adopted as the slogan for the Manchester Evening News peace campaign launched that Autumn.
The charity is based in Greater Manchester but is a national initiative.
What We Do
Bi-monthly Difficult Dialogues
Bringing people together to discuss issues such as ‘faith, gender and sexuality’, ‘Brexit’s impact on cohesion’, ‘Sensitivity to political correctness’, ‘Disability under attack’ and ‘Equality Conflicts: Class and Race’.
Developing anti-discrimination resources, events and workshops with schools and youth groups. It will bring diverse young people together to challenge discrimination and stereotyping faced and come up with practical actions to take themselves.
We write this every other week for the Manchester Evening News to educate on diversity and challenging hate.
Hate crime awareness events
Bringing together diverse groups to challenge hate and take action back in their communities.
We respond to community conflicts
Alongside partner organisations representing diverse communities across Greater Manchester.
#WeStandTogether Month in May
An opportunity for your local group to run cohesion and challenging hate events. Post your event at www.westandtogether.org.uk/submit-your-event.
Contact us if you want support at firstname.lastname@example.org