Being fair and
respectful to all
October marks Black History Month, which is an
opportunity to celebrate and recognise the inspiring
contributions that the black community have made
through the years and continue to make.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) group met at
the start of the month. They discussed previous meetings
and a roundtable that focused on the recent Black Lives
Matter protests. Also, the group looked at the way forward
for Ongo in terms of opening up the conversation about
race, and they agreed an initial action plan that aims to
focus on race equality and education.
Darwin Bernardo also joined the meeting to lead a
discussion on the topic of Black History Month. He is the
co-founder of Nutmeg Community, a youth empowerment
charity that engages with young people who are at risk of
being involved in youth crime in London.
Some of our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion group
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Maz Abd-Alhak, who was part of a recent meeting,
said: "The meetings and discussions have been really
enlightening to me."
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I've felt able to be open and honest
in the welcoming and respectful
environment. It's nice to have the
chance to talk about challenging
things like this to further promote
fairness and equality.