Statement from Guinness Beer: “Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all. we were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year’s parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue to work with community leaders to ensure that future parades have an inclusionary policy.”
Statement from Samuel Adams: “We were hopeful an agreement could be reached to allow everyone, regardless of orientation, to participate in this parade,” the company said in a statement. “However, given the current status of the negotiations, this may not be possible.”
Statement from Heineken:“We believe in equality for all,” a Heineken spokesperson has said. “We are no longer a sponsor of Monday’s parade.” Cheers to that.
14 March 2014
We’ve been asking you to pledge your support to help End Racism This Generation.
The idea behind pledging is to get people thinking about the everyday practical actions we can take to create a more racially inclusive society. Your pledge doesn’t have to be huge, it can be as simple as questioning the way things are done at your workplace, local school or council – it all makes a difference.
We wanted to show you how your pledges can produce real results in your community, so we made this Case Study from a pledge campaign supporter Jo carried out:See more at: http://www.end-racism.org/campaign-success-read-jos-story/#sthash.3Tsi2hBK.dpuf