EVENT: 20th October 2021 – Racism Awareness with Patrick Vernon OBE


Racism Awareness – A Conversation with Patrick Vernon OBE

Wednesday 20th October: 13:30 to 15:30

Join us virtually on the 20th October for this expert seminar with Patrick Vernon OBE (social commentator and campaigner) which will help participants to better understand diversity and inclusion issues and will give them the confidence to address issues that may arise in the workplace.

Over the course of this two-hour seminar, Patrick Vernon will share his unique experience and insight as a high-profile national commentator and campaigner, having successfully led the Windrush Campaign against the UK Government in 2018, with a focus on how individuals and organisations can better understand the various forms of racism, as well as racial bias and the issues affecting the black community in the context of the current climate and black history.

The session will include a panel discussion, involving Andy Begley, Chief Executive, and Cllr Lezley Picton, Leader of Shropshire Council

If your organisation is looking to develop, refresh or refocus its Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, this seminar will assist organisations to identify appropriate behaviours and to upskill staff across the business to feel more comfortable, confident, and competent when dealing with race related issues.

Intended Outcomes for Participants

  • To feel more comfortable, confident, and competent in acting accordingly when dealing with race issues.
  • To have a shared and collective ownership and understanding of what to do and say in their day-to-day conversations and interactions with staff, colleagues, partners and service and customers.
  • To have a greater feeling that they are being supported by their managers, and greater likelihood of our attracting people from diverse backgrounds to come and work with their organisation.

Who is this seminar for?

  • This expert seminar with Patrick Vernon OBE is aimed at those working in the public, private, education, voluntary and community sectors and is relevant to all staff including managers, staff, teachers, practitioners, and managers.


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