Responding to events that have taken place across the United States over the past week, Sefton Council will be illuminating Bootle Town Hall and Crosby Library tonight.
The Council has also re-stated its determination to stand together when anyone faces racism, discrimination, bigotry or oppression.
Cllr Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council said;
“The Council has a proud history of supporting equality and diversity across our beautiful Borough and beyond and remains committed to providing and supporting an environment and communities where all our people are valued for who they are at all times.
“Current events are striking a chord with many of us across Sefton, Merseyside, the UK and the world and illuminating Bootle Town Hall and Crosby Library tonight is to mark that resonance.”
Sefton Council’s commitment to diversity has been acknowledged in a number of ways including receipt of the Navajo Merseyside and Cheshire LGBTIQ Chartermark Certificate, shortlisting for a national award for its work with people who are learning disabled and an award in 2016 for work to combat child sexual exploitation.
Sefton Council is also part of the Department for Work and Pensions’ national Disability Confident Employer scheme.