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Equality Human Rights Commission launches YouTube channel

The Commission has recently announced a launch of its new YouTube channel,the Commission will use this and other social networking sites to tell people about their work promoting fairness, equality and human rights.

The new channel will feature a range of video clips relating to the Commission’s work, including a series of stories called Equally Different.

The new channel Equally Different features people from all walks of life talking about why fairness is everyone’s right. Some well-known faces appear alongside some less well-known.

Gok Wan, of Channel 4’s How to Look Good Naked, talks about what it was like to grow up “gay, half Chinese and fat”. Other famous faces include comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar, as well as artists Alison Lapper and Grayson Perry. Other video clips feature, amongst others, a teenage traveller, a Holocaust survivor, a gay father and an Asian lesbian couple who have just married in a civil ceremony.

Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Commission, said:
“I am delighted that the Commission has joined the social networking era. Using sites like YouTube we want to show people how we can help them in their daily lives. We want to start a conversation about the issues we tackle.”

“We will add to the channel over time – clips from important speeches, interviews with staff, or mini-films of projects we fund in the community.”

“I hope viewers post their views on the clips and tell us what they’d like to see.”

Nicola Brewer, Chief Executive of the Commission, said:
“We’re in the business of changing preconceptions and prejudice, something we’d like to continue to do through these wonderful clips, which are truly inspiring”.

Article sourced from the Equality Human Rights Commission

More information about Equally Different can be found here: www.equalityhumanrights.com/equallydifferent

Posted by, Asif Yusuf

 

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