The Call for Change

Following the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter protest in Centenary Square on 4 June 2020, and the murders that happened in Birmingham City Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities this year, organisations across Birmingham City are renewing the call for rapid change in the delivery of racial equality.

Join us in tackling racial inequality in Birmingham City

Birmingham Race Impact Group (BRIG), BVSC and partner organisations from across the Voluntary, Community, Faith, Social Enterprise (VCFSE), public and private sectors are working collectively to tackle racial inequality across the City, and invite you to get involved.

Birmingham Race Impact Summit: 25 May – 4 June 2022

From 25 May – 4 June 2022 we will be holding a Birmingham Race Impact Summit, along with a series of related themed mini race impact summits, which will look to create a 10-Year partnership Plan to address the structural roots of race inequality and bring lasting change to the City. The aim is for the Plan to be reviewed every 2 years to ensure that actions are being effectively delivered.


VCFSE Mini Race Impact Summit: 26 May 2022 (TBC)

BVSC will be co-ordinating a VCFSE Mini Race Impact Summit to address VCFSE race-related issues across the whole sector and develop VCFSE actions towards the wider City Plan. We’ve got a provisional date of 26 May (TBC).

We’re looking for volunteers for a VCFSE Race Impact Steering Group from across the sector (i.e. not only from those organisations traditionally involved in tackling racial equality issues) to help organise the VCFSE mini summit and co-ordinate the development and ongoing delivery of VCFSE actions.


Themed Mini Race Impact Summits

As well as the VCFSE mini race impact summit, a series of mini race impact summits are being organised by partner organisations on a variety of themes on different dates throughout the week, and we are looking for VCFSE representatives to get involved in these according to their relevant theme.  Themes in the planning so far are as follows (though please watch this space for any additions!):

  • Creative Industries
  • Criminal Justice
  • Corporate Sector
  • Disabilities
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Further Education
  • Funders
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Faith
  • Governance – The Race Code
  • LGBTQ+
  • Media
  • Sport
  • Women
  • Trade Unions
  • Young People


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