OUR JOINT STATEMENT FOLLOWING THE INCIDENT AT THE LIVERPOOL WOMENS HOSPITAL
As the city’s two major arts consortia, COoL and LARC, our thoughts and solidarity are with all those who have been affected and impacted by the shocking incident at Liverpool Women’s Hospital recently. We are appalled at the reported increase in hate crime against our Muslim and newly arrived communities and we stand in strength with our friends and neighbours who have been receiving abuse. Our sector prides itself on inclusivity and togetherness and we celebrate all communities for the contribution they make to Liverpool. Ours is a city formed by successive waves of immigration and enriched by cultural and religious diversity. Our strong community spirit will always overcome the hate that tries to divide us.
COoL – Creative Organisations of Liverpool
LARC – Liverpool Arts & Regeneration Consortium