Monday 12 September
We were thrilled to receive funding from the University of Edinburgh’s Local Community Grants Scheme for a collaborative project with the student-led BlackED movement. BlackED is an anti-racist organisation founded to uplift and support black people at Edinburgh University.
This collaboration, called ‘Black Lives Matter – 1 year on’ aimed to increase community cohesion by discussing issues of race and marginalisation. The project set out to increase inclusivity, solidarity and support, and the sense of welcome and ownership young Black people feel in our community space.
The project consisted of three arms:
A series of dialogue events discussing issues of race aimed to raise awareness and improve mutual understanding. The sessions were on the following topics:
The opening night was on Thu 16 Sept, 6-8pm. Details are here.
With Health in Mind, we held a wellbeing group for young BME people to share and reflect on their own mental health, and the experiences that have affected their wellbeing. See here for more details.
Get in touch with email@example.com if you’re interested in knowing more about this project or in working with us.
My, how far we have come! The Centre’s long term vision – to offer a place of welcome, safety, warmth…
I’ve been spending the last 7/8 years most of the time in solitude, painting, dancing, and working/playing with my dreams….