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'Reimagining the BAME VCSE: Connected, resilient, engaged’, including the AGM

  • Malcolm X Community Centre City Road Bristol, England United Kingdom (map)

BSWN would like to invite you to our Annual Review event titled: 'Reimagining the BAME VCSE: Connected, resilient, engaged’, including the AGM, which will be hosted at the Malcolm X Centre on 20th November 2018, between 6.30 and 8.30pm.

Public sector cuts, polarised political environment, Brexit and technology are all having significant impact on how BAME organisations see themselves and operate, according to our Bristol's BAME-led Sector Review report, Sept 2018. 

A third of organisations surveyed operate on budgets lower than £5,000 a year and half on less than £25,000 a year. 42% have no paid staff and are entirely reliant on volunteers to deliver their activities. Just three, or 9%, of organisations employed more than 10 staff.

We will share the findings and recommendations from the research, and discuss ways the sector can better respond/adopt to these changes in a connected, engaged and resilient way to develop effective solutions to complex challenges facing the community.

Key note speakers and panelists for the include Cllr. Asher Craig (Deputy Mayor), Kunle Olulode (Director of Voice 4 Change England), and Jendayi Serwah (Community researcher). 

To book your ticket, please see our Eventbrite page here.

The AGM is expected to be a fairly short occasion with a formal agenda chaired by Dr Marie - Annick Gournet, Chair of BSWN. In order to participate in our AGM, you will have to be a registered member of BSWN. We are currently conducting an overhaul of our membership ahead of our AGM and we hope that you will renew your membership of BSWN or if you are not already a member, will apply to join. At present we do not charge a membership fee. To find out more about our membership and to apply, please click here.

BSWN is looking to welcome experienced trustees to join us in achieving our mission, so if yourself or anyone you know would be interested in joining our Board of Trustees, please email Mina on mina@bswn.org.uk for an Applicaton Form.