Many of us have been waiting for moments like this – moments when the pendulum swings in the direction of justice. This past year’s focus on anti-racism has been unprecedented, with many organisations recognising that they haven’t done nearly enough to progress race equality. Anti-racism and committing to anti-racism may seem like the next step in the journey, but do you really understand what the journey requires of you and what it means to be anti-racist? brap, while desperately wanting organisations to sign up to anti-racism, is also aware that doing so without recognising the responsibilities associated with it, will yet again let people down and allow racism to flourish. Anti-racism requires a willingness to be uncomfortable about the routine systemic discrimination that operates in plain sight. It encourages us to go beyond accommodating and tolerating ‘difference’ and towards really valuing each other’s contribution in the city. Most importantly anti-racism is about holding a vision for transforming how we live together and believing that this is needed to make long-term sustainable change.

Whether or not you have made a commitment to anti-racism, we are guessing that most of what you are doing to improve race equity is not making as much of an impact as you would like. This seminar will explore how leaders use their positional power and influence to connect to an anti-racist vision for the future in their own organisations, including a frank discussion of some of the successes and obstacles.

We will be in conversation with three Birmingham leaders:
• Jean Templeton, St Basil’s CEO;
• Andy Couldrick, Birmingham Children’s Trust CEO; and
• Karen Creavin, The Active Wellbeing Society CEO.


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