Birmingham Race Impact Group has a vision. A vision to make Birmingham the first Anti-Racist City in the UK. To that end, BRIG has been holding thematic mini-summits and producing position papers that will inform a 10-year Birmingham Race Equality Delivery Plan.

On 15th June 2023 we are holding the Housing Race Summit, at the Legacy Centre of Excellence where we are inviting the public and the housing sector to join us to challenge the housing sector to do better and be better when it comes to race, to make sure:

  • Deaths like that of Awaab Ishak don’t ever happen again;
  • The voice of the residents in social housing translate into action
  • We can come away from the Summit with strong recommendations to shift the dial in relation to race issues in housing

Chaired by Deirdre LaBassiere and joining our keynote speaker Lara Oyedele, President of the Chartered Institute of Directors, CEO of Black on Board Ltd and Non-Executive Director- Housing 21, some of the speakers on the day will be:

  • Prof. Martin Levermore DL - Vice-Chairman of Nehemiah Housing Association
  • Mushtaq Khan - Former President Birmingham Law Society and Non-Executive Director & Chair of Homes & Communities Committee at Accord Group
  • Jagwant Johal – Co-founder of Birmingham Race Impact Group

More speakers to be announced in the coming weeks

This summit will hold an illuminating light to The Better Social Review with a robust analysis of its response to race disparities in the housing sector.

Support by Bournville Village Trust, The Pioneer Group, and the Birmingham Social Housing Partnership

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