Following on from our Action Group session on Ethnicity, Wellness and Mental Health. Initial points are below.
The effects of the George Floyd atrocity, coupled with the dis-proportionate number of Covid-19 cases with sections of ethnic minority communities have left ethnic groups, particularly black colleagues, facing fatigue, stress and sometimes anxiety within the workplace.
This is a live document: We are in the process of transcribing the session and will add to this page. Initial Key Points: Please note this is a live document, if you would like to add your points, case studies or experiences to this section, please let us know (email).
The awards 2020 have been revamped and updated this year to better highlight the stories of role models and their experiences. The awards will include a greater emphasis on story-telling and showcasing the experiences on those who have done exceptional work in the ethnicity space.
Deadline for nominations are now open. Business Categories close on 6th July 2020.
Front Line hero nominations close on 31st July 2020.
Maturity Matrix submissions which determine the Outstanding Employer category close on 31st July 2020.
Public nominations also close on 31st July 2020.
Submit your nominations here and visit the official Awards website here
Our AGM All-Party Parliamentary Group for Governance and Inclusive Leadership (business committee) takes place on 2nd July, chaired by Dawn Butler MP and open to all MPs across parties. The past few months have been very challenging for BAME communities in many different ways. We will be using the session to discuss how organisations can better support employees by collaboration and sharing best practice.
Advice to non-Black Leaders, Line Managers, HR & D&I Practitioners in Supporting Black Employees
The BAME Football Forum presents 'At the Grass Roots of Racism', an event that aims to give "players, coaches, managers, parents and the public" the opportunity to discuss racism and discrimination in football.
Racism in football is a hot topic in the media right now, and it seems that a new story is published everyday about a new case of racist abuse within the community. The BAME Football Forum believe that the best way to tackle this problem is by "engaging with grassroots football communities." Next month, the BFF will hold an event that integrates attendees from the semi professional and professional game, local and national FA's, universities, police and police crime commissioners, the local authority, national campaign groups and more. As well as this, non-BAME football clubs are being encouraged to attend so that they can be part of the conversation.
On the day, the BFF will present results from a recent survey on discrimination, victims of racist abuse within the football community will tell their stories, and the challenges of past and present footballers - such as ex England International, Liverpool and Leicester star, Emile Heskey - will be addressed.
The event is being held at Leicester City Football Club and tickets are free - for more information click here.
Anyone wishing to attend or discuss any other media requests can contact Ivan Liburd at:
House of Commons launches programme to find next generation of BAME leaders
The House of Commons has committed to increasing the representation of BAME (Black, Asian and Ethnic-Minority) people within its workforce and in Parliament more widely with the Pathway to Success Leadership and Development Programme.
Lloyds Banking Group have joined the initiative, with Fiona Cannon (pictured left), Responsible Business, Sustainability & Inclusion Director, saying: “We know that diverse and inclusive leadership is good for business and are pleased to support the Pathway to Success Leadership and Development programme to increase the representation of BAME people in politics. As part of our on-going commitment to help Britain prosper, we have set our own goals to increase BAME representation across our whole workforce, as well as within senior management. We recognise that our ability to reflect and understand our customer base, and harness different perspectives is key to our success.”