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Black Lives Matter – 1 year on

14 Sep 21

We are thrilled to have received 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’ aims to increase community cohesion by discussing issues of race and marginalisation. We hope it will 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 consists of three arms:

Dialogue event series 

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

Black Arts Matter art exhibition

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

The opening night will be Thu 16 Sept, 6-8pm. Details are here.

Peer Support BME Wellbeing Group

With Health in Mind, we are holding this 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 mika@salisburycentre.org if you’re interested in hearing more about this project.

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