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Thursday 12th October 2017

BAME Communities Talk

— 43 Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX
A talk on the issues affecting the BAME community re: well-being
price: Tickets available on EventBrite £- Suggested Donation


Working alongside Rethink Bristol we’ll be bringing you a discussion focused on issues impacting Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and their well being including self care advice and discussion on what it's like living in BAME communities in Bristol. Hosted at Barton Hill Settlement we aim to talk about the things which matter to you. There will be time for questions and space for anyone seeking advice for particular matters of concern.

Speakers will include:

*Monira Ahmed Chowdhury*
Manager of Community Access Support Service (CASS)

CASS works with community, equality and faith groups to improve access to mental health and emotional wellbeing support in Bristol.

Monira, herself a Bristolian has a long standing involvement in race equality and equalities work in and across the region as well as community engagement and development; she has directly worked with a range of BAME communities and more recently has been Vice Chair of both the Bristol Manifesto for Race Equality and now the Interim Commission for Race Equality. As part of CASS, Monira has been working in partnership with organisations such as Nilaari, Rethink Bristol, Bristol BME Voice, Ujima Radio, SARI, Somali Resource Centre, Bristol Multi Faith Forum and others on various BAME health & wellbeing initiatives including 100 Black Men in A Room: Together as One.

*Aisha Rana-Deshmukh*
Aisha is currently a Geography undergrad and BME officer at the University of Bristol.
The BME Attainment Gap Project was a project Aisha conducted research for with the union; its aims being to investigate the causes of attainment gap that existed between BME students and their white peers and explored the BME student experience at Bristol.
As BME officer Aisha works to advocate for BME students’ rights including working with the university to fight racism and discrimination and most importantly to empower BME students.

*Radhika Jani*
Radhika has been heavily involved with the existing BME Association, running its social media, helping organise and promote events such as the 'Why is my Curriculum White' series, chairing discussion panels and campaigning for national movements on campus.
Radhika has sat in various student forums and attended student elections, ensuring that Bristol's BME voice is heard and forced into every agenda.
She is also course rep and department rep for English Literature; attending meetings with senior staff to represent her peers, and is particularly keen to push for curriculum review in order to decolonise education. She was extremely honoured to have been awarded Course Rep of the Month this January.

*Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about access needs at any of our events. We know that disability is not always visible.*
BAME Communities Talk at 43 Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX in Bristol
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