Support Against Racist Incidents shortlisted for a National Diversity Award 2012
Bristol based charity Support Against Racist Incidents (SARI) has been shortlisted for the National Diversity Award for Community Organisation/Charity in the race category.
SARI is one of 3 successful shortlisted candidates for this award after being whittled down from thousands of nominations.
SARI has been operational since 1991, supporting victims of racism in Bristol. In addition to this, it also lobbies on key issues surrounding equality and diversity, and offers project work to outside agencies. In being shortlisted for this award, SARI's work has now become accepted as a pioneering model for undertaking racial harassment work.
The National Diversity Awards is to be hosted this year by Brian Dowling at Manchester’s Midland Hotel on the 21 September. The awards aim to recognise and reward positive role models, entrepreneurs and community organisations from a grass roots level for all their hard work within their respective communities. The event itself is unique, as it rewards all aspects of diversity within one ceremony including age, disability, gender, race and LGBT. This has attracted endorsements from celebrities from the likes of Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Ade Adepitan and the stars from My Transsexual Summer along with several Paralympians such as Jody Cundy, Claire Hardy, and Danny Crates.