UNDERSTANDING OUR DIFFERENCES
Our roots are powerful. They define us, nurture us, keep us grounded. They help us to grow and flourish - and sometimes they hold us back.
Depending on your background, not only do your life chances vastly differ but also your perspective on the country, your values, your aspirations and often your politics.
Brexit gave the country a jolt. For the first time many were aware that others felt violently different about their vision for the UK. The referendum exposed differences and we have struggled to find a way to back together.
A new narrative
The Roots Programme is a radical new initiative that believes our society benefits if we bring together people with hugely different lives in an authentic and meaningful way. The premise is simple. We will take people from different walks of life and have them meet and eat, talk and debate matters that affect us all. We will unite them and build understanding around their differences and, importantly, their similarities.