Events

Commission for Race Equality Networking Event- Monday 9th October 2017

The Interim Commission for Race Equality (soon to be a Mayoral Race Equality Commission) are excited to invite you to a information/ networking event  The city needs such as thriving and effective commission and we need your support to make it happen.

At the event we aim to:-

  •  Present our vision and success,
  • Provide you with the recruitment pack and give a talk how to join the commission
  • Seek feedback from you

The event will take place from 6.00pm – 8.00pm (food will be provided) at Phoenix Social Enterprise, 5 Russell Town Avenue, Bristol BS5 9LT.

Click here to book your place

We are looking forward to seeing you at this lively and informative event.


Taking action on Race Inequality round table event- Thursday 28th September 2017

You are invited to Taking Action on Race Inequality round table event to be held on Thursday 28th September, 11.00am – 1.00pm at City Hall, College Green, Bristol. This is a partnership event between Black Training & Enterprise Group (BTEG) and Interim Commission for Race Equality to launch and discuss national and local data on racial disparity.

Nationally, BTEG, is proposing to establish a shared platform to link and support organisations that are taking action on race inequality in the UK.

The shared platform vision
Our vision is to establish a platform which will enable organisations, communities and individuals to make effective use of the data generated by the Government’s new Race Disparity Unit http://bit.ly/2bnKY1a (due to launch in September 2017). The shared platform will be a mechanism for bringing greater focus on practical actions to close race disparities, sharing these across the race equality sector, and reaching beyond the sector to encourage others to take action to close race disparity gaps within their agencies, communities, sectors and institutions.
Locally, the Race Equality Leaders Group, a strategic partner to the Interim Commission for Race Equality has been active in establishing data sets from key public sector bodies in the city to gain a better understanding of racial inequality in order to develop effective interventions for addressing areas of concern. Chair, Alison Comley, Strategic Director Bristol City Council will launch these data and share what action is being taken by both the Council and other public sector bodies across the city.
We will also be joined by Mayor, Marvin Rees and Jeremy Crook, Director of BTEG to further discuss policy interventions needed to reduce racial disparity across all policy areas in the city.
We want to hear from everyone who thinks that taking action to end racial inequalities is their business, including race equality organisations, voluntary and community groups, public sector agencies, private sector companies and individual.
We want to hear your views on…..
  • Whether this proposal will help organisations, individuals and communities to take effective action on racial inequality…
  • What key policy interventions are needed to reduce racial disparity
  • Whether there might be other, more effective ways that race equality organisations, public sector bodies and private sector can work together, and with local communities, to take action on race inequality…..
 The event is hosted by Black South West Network
To book your place please click here
To find out more about BTEG’s proposal for a shared website to take action on race inequality, please visit www.bteg.co.uk
If you are not able to come along to the consultation event, but would like to have your say about this proposal, please take the on-line survey. You can find the survey link atwww.bteg.co.uk or go to: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Taking_action_on_race_inequality

Commissioners meeting with Bristol Mayor, and deputy Mayor Asher Craig.

The interim Commissioners will have their first meeting with the Mayor and deputy Mayor on 17 August 2017 to discuss details of the Commission for Race Equality and how we ensure it has maximum impact for the city. Though this is not a public event we will keep you updated on the discussions. Watch this space.

Bristol Council Voice and Influence Commissioning Plan Consultation     

Thursday 10 August 2017

Bristol City Council’s consultation on it commissioning for its Equalities Voice and Influence service to cover the protected characteristics (including: race, disability, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender re-assignment, religion and belief.) Bristol BME Voice is supporting this consultation event to discuss the proposed Bristol City Council’s ‘Voice and Influence Commissioning Plan’ consultation. This event will also be consulting on the ‘Your Neighbourhood, Your Support, Your Say’ consultation. This event is organised by BEING (the Bristol Equalities forums). We are keen that voices from Bristol’s BME communities are  represented and heard.

Date: Thursday 10 August 2017
Venue: Broadmead Baptist Church on the 1ST floor Union Street (behind Tesco Express)
Time: 10:30am – 13.00pm
An accessible daytime event with BSL signers. Hosted by Bristol Older People’s Forum.

For further information on these consultations please see:
1) Bristol Council Voice and Influence Commissioning Plan Consultation: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/resources/voice-and-influence/
2) Council Cuts to various services in Your Neighbourhood, Your Support, Your Say: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/bristol-city-council/yourneighbourhood/


Bristol Council Voice and Influence Commissioning Plan Consultation          

Wednesday 16th August 2017

Bristol City Council’s consultation on it commissioning for its Equalities Voice and Influence service to cover the protected characteristics (including: race, disability, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender re-assignment, religion and belief.) Bristol BME Voice is supporting this consultation event to discuss the proposed Bristol City Council’s ‘Voice and Influence Commissioning Plan’ consultation. This event will also be consulting on the ‘Your Neighbourhood, Your Support, Your Say’ consultation. This event is organised by BEING (the Bristol Equalities forums). We are keen that voices from Bristol’s BME communities are represented and heard.

Date: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Venue: The Unitarian Chapel in Brunswick Square
Time: 6pm – 9pm (meeting starts at 6:15pm) and light refreshments will be available
An accessible evening event hosted by LGBT Bristol
For further information on these consultations please see:
1) Bristol Council Voice and Influence Commissioning Plan Consultation: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/resources/voice-and-influence/
2) Council Cuts to various services in Your Neighbourhood, Your Support, Your Say: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/bristol-city-council/yourneighbourhood/


‘Making race equality a priority in Bristol’ Update on Bristol’s (interim) Commission for Race Equality

Monday 24th July 2017, 17.00pm – 20.00pm St Paul’s Learning Centre, Bristol

Following on from the work of the Manifesto for Race Equality and its consultation with local communities, Bristol’s Interim Commission for Race Equality has now been established and endorsed by the Mayor for the City of Bristol.  Getting to this point has taken a lot of work and discussion in the background by the Manifesto Working Group (now the Interim Commission for Race Equality).
We will soon be seeking new Commissioners to run the formal Commission for Race Equality and be establishing a new Race Equality network.
A special update event took place it shared where we have got to so far, the structure of the Commission, and the plans for the future. Attendees were able to put forward their input and given the information on how to become part of the Commission or network and its work going forward.
The event also gave attendees the chance to influence how the council could enable a strong voice for race equality in the city.

Agenda 24.7.17

Establishing a Race Equality Commission in Bristol Paper

Bristol Manifesto for Race Equality- Getting Race Equality High on the Agenda

16th January 2017 10:00 to 14:00. Rose Green Centre, 65 Gordon Road Whitehall

 

On 16 January 2017 the Manifesto for Race Equality Steering Group is held a consultation event,  the purpose being to invite participants to shape the work we are all doing to tackle race inequality and develop a city where all communities thrive. This event was for community members and people working with BAME communities, who want to be part of the change.

16 Jan Community Event agenda

Getting Race Equality High on the Agenda presentation

Bristol Race Equality Manifesto Leadership group presentation by Chair Alison Comley, Bristol City Council

Reports following on from the Event

Manifesto Conference Workshop One notes

Manifesto Conference Workshop Two notes

Photos from the event