National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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05 June 2020

NFYFC's statement about why Black Lives Matter and the role of the YFC community from NFYFC Chairman 2020-21 Dewi Parry

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May was shocking and has sparked protests around the world.

The NFYFC stands with everyone who is working to create a society free from racial prejudice and injustice.  Black Lives Matter.

As a member-led organisation, we welcome a diverse membership as it inspires an enriched programme of activities from club to national level. We encourage and welcome all young people aged 10 to 26 to join YFC, whatever their background.

But it is up to us, as individual YFC members and together with our clubs, to commit to valuing diversity and providing equal opportunity for all.

It is our responsibility – as the next generation, living at the heart of our rural communities and for many of those forging a future in British agriculture – to ensure inclusivity and acceptance prevail. It is our responsibility to ensure everyone has the right to be fairly treated and to feel valued. It is our responsibility as YFC members and active rural citizens to represent those values and to promote diversity and to stamp out discrimination.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of George Floyd and we remember all those who have been discriminated against. As a community, we implore all Young Farmers to stand up against racism and actively challenge discrimination.

You can download NFYFC's Equality and Diversity Policy here.

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