25 August 2016
Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce is backing More Tea Less Hate – an initiative which encourages businesses to celebrate diversity and unite against hate.
The initiative was created by Worrying Signs in response to increased tensions and an upsurge in hate crimes following the EU referendum.
Worrying Signs has been encouraging workplaces in the region to hold a tea party this week, ahead of a nationwide More Tea Less Hate day on Sunday.
The Chamber is playing its part by holding its own tea party tomorrow.
Participants in the initiative are also being urged to spread the message on social media using the #MoreTeaLessHate hash tag.
Henrietta Brealey, director of policy and strategic relationships at GBCC, said: “Like many across the country, I’ve been shocked and disappointed by the recent rise in hate crimes.
“This sort of intolerance has no place in our society.
“The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce are already keen supporters of the Love Your Neighbour Campaign so when we were approached about organising a More Tea Less Hate tea party we were only too happy to take part.
“We want to celebrate our diversity while sending a clear message about the need for unity, not hate.
“If you are interested in organising a More Tea Less Hate event in your workplace or neighbourhood I would encourage you to visit the Worrying Signs website to find out more.”
More information on More Tea Less Hate is available by clicking here.