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Taking Racial Equity Seriously – Case for Systemic Approach to Addressing Racial Inequalities Exposed by the Covid-19 Pandemic and the 2020 Black Lives Matter Protests’ calls for Racial Equity

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:30

Would you like to hear about shocking statistics on racial inequalities in the United Kingdom and meet inclusion conscious academics, practitioners, and policy makers?  

Do you want to make the most of your organisation’s Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Access policies and strategies to be more intentional, involve relevant stakeholders and move aware from tokenism and engagement with usual gatekeepers? 

This webinar is based on work done by the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) and its partners focusing on engagement of service providers with racialised minorities. CVSL’s work, included interviews, focus groups and knowledge exchange activities in England and Wales. The work started online, and overtime involved in-person activities.   

The webinar will include, information exchange, sharing information on good practices and undoubtedly having difficult conversations during the Questions and Answers session.   

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Charlotte Amoss

Charlotte has a First-Class Master’s degree in Human Rights and a background supporting refugees and asylum seekers. Charlotte’s dedication and experience in supporting underrepresented groups across the voluntary and public sector helped her coordinate and facilitate Cardiff’s Race Equality Taskforce, which was established following the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. This was a complex and far-reaching project, cutting across issues including employment, health and criminal justice and is seen as a good practice model by many. Since then, Charlotte has gone on to become the Strategic Lead for Scrutiny, Assurance and Equality for the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, where she works to amplify the voices of marginalised and minoritized groups and ensures the community’s voice is at the heart of holding the police to account.

Amarjit Basi

Amarjit is a co-founder and Director of the Black Leadership Group (BLG), whose core purpose is to challenge systemic racism for the benefit of all *Black communities and the wider UK society as a whole.  During the course of his career, Amarjit has held a number of senior leadership roles in Further Education/ Higher Education institutions, all serving diverse communities across England and a number of these attained outstanding accreditations through public regulatory frameworks for further and higher education.  He also held Board membership roles with Pearson Education Limited (a subsidiary board of Pearson plc), Cogent (the talent and skills partner for the science industries) and Engineering UK (the national organisation responsible for the promotion of careers in engineering), alongside being seconded to support the Mayor of London’s research and planning for the devolution of skills funding to the devolved authority.   He is also a Fellow of the City & Guilds of London Institute, awarded in recognition of outstanding services to vocational education.

Fidele Mutwarasibo

Fidèle Mutwarasibo is a Lecturer in Work-Based Learning in the Faculty of Business and Law and Director of The Open University’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership. He has academic and professional qualifications in several disciplines, including a PhD in Sociology from University College Dublin. He has worked in the voluntary sector various roles, including volunteer, executive and trustee. Fidele is an expert in equality, diversity, inclusion, and participation. He previously served as a commissioner with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. In 2015 he founded DILEAS Consulting, a consultancy vehicle specialising in EDI and worked with several clients. He joined The Open University on a full-time basis in 2021. He is researching inclusive leadership and collaboration practices that address racial equity and goes beyond reliance on self-serving racialised minority gatekeepers.

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