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Roundtable: How has #BLM shaped our organisations

  • 14th October 2021
  • 11:00 - 12:30
  • Online Event

Overview

This roundtable event is intended to bring member organisations together to reassure and inspire each other of how the murder of George Floyd and the rise of ‘Black Lives Matter’ (#BLM), together with the realisation of the disproportionate impact of Covid 19 has created an energy and real desire to address racism in this our organisations. This event will be co facilitated by our own, Relationship Manager, Mike O’Hanlon, who works largely with members across  public sector and Mayur Bhatt, the Diversity and Inclusion Lead for Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, who have been with enei for the last 5 years.

Key elements:

  • A formal scene setting presentation from Justine King from the antiracism education charity Show Racism the Red Card, and what those events have meant to the work of her organisation and how they are supporting antiracism in the workplace.
  • A facilitated discussion covering  the experiences of member organisations working on antiracism at all levels, covering the challenges and benefits of making antiracism statements, public commitments and raising antiracism awareness.
  • The sharing of ideas and inspiration of harnessing that energy towards delivering meaningful and sustainable antiracism

 

Speakers

Justine King

Justine has worked in the equalities sector for almost 25 years, primarily but not exclusively, in the area of BME and racial equality. Whilst now the North East Education Coordinator at Show Racism the Red Card, where she has been for the last 7 years, she has in the past worked in posts within training, infrastructure and capacity building organisations. This work has included providing training, developing training materials, building community networks, liaising between the community and decision makers, undertaking research and/or needs assessment, policy development, skills development, improving quality of life, working towards social justice and empowering individuals and communities.
She has over 25 years of training, facilitation and education delivery experience within the public, private and voluntary sectors. As well as adult training she has large experience training to primary and secondary educational bodies (pupils and teachers), at risk youth and excluded communities, and is currently working around the area of Hate Crime advocacy and support.

     

 

This is a Member only event