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Black Lives Matter – 1 year on

14 Sep 21

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.

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The project consisted of three arms:

Dialogue event series 

A series of dialogue events discussing issues of race aimed to raise awareness and improve mutual understanding. The sessions were on the following topics:

Black Arts Matter art exhibition

The exhibition showcased the work of Black artists Michael Uzoramaka Jonathan, Olivia Yeneka and Barbara (AJOAFOA).

The opening night was on Thu 16 Sept, 6-8pm. Details are here.

Peer Support BME Wellbeing Group

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 events@salisburycentre.org if you’re interested in knowing more about this project or in working with us.

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