Community Organisation Convenes Conference In Westminster To Tackle Issue Of Racism

Community Organisation Convenes Conference In Westminster To Tackle Issue Of Racism

Although racism seems to be on the increase, there is the perception that it has fallen off the agenda.

For this reason, following the launch of the Look How Far We’ve Come…? project at the House of Commons in February, London community organisations BTWSC and African Histories Revisited (AHR) have convened the Look How Far We’ve Come: Getting Racism Back On The Agenda? Conference at The Abbey Centre in Westminster, central London on May 8, 6-9pm.

The Conference is to address issues regarding racism raised by a number of contributors when BTWSC/AHR was researching African British history for the ‘Look How Far We’ve Come: Racism, The Bristol Bus Boycott, Black History Month, The Black Sections, And Where Are We In Today’s Union Jack?’ book.

The Conference will provide a forum for discussing issues pertaining to racism, highlight what stakeholders are doing about racism, and how racism can be brought back on the agenda. As it is meant to be a “towards solutions” Conference, the presentations, workshops and plenary session will focus on strategies to combat racism, and not just dwell on the problems.

Targeted stakeholders deliberately form a wide constituency, ranging from individuals, community leaders, elected representatives, community and voluntary organisations, trade unionists, educational institutions, historians, students, academics, and officers whose remit include implementing Equality policy, which may also fall under umbrella terms such as Inclusion, Integration, Diversity, or Multiculturalism.

For details of the Look How Far We’ve Come…? project and booking of Conference, please check: www.LookHowFar.eventbrite.com.

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Awula Serwah, Look How Far We’ve Come…? Conference co-ordinator
btwsc@hotmail.com

Look How Far We’ve Come…? project lead is history consultant Kwaku
editor@BritishBlackMusic.com

Region: All
Start Date: 08/05/2014
End Date: 08/05/2014
Start Time: 18:00
Venue: The Abbey Centre
Venue Address: 34 Great Smith Street, Westminster, 
London
Website: http://www.LookHowFar.eventbrite.com
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Available
 
Press Tickets:
Name: K Kwaku
Phone: 020 8450 5987