12–18 November 2018

Empowering Black Minority Ethnic Voices

Making Black Minority Ethnic (B.M.E) communities more aware of UK Parliamentary services, Democracy and how they can get involved in local decision making. This event will  inform them about how the local decision-making process works, how services are designed, how to make their voices heard and how to stand for a civic role.

The event will also extend the Duty to Involve (first introduced in the Local Government and Public Involvement) to local authorities and their statutory partner authorities, giving citizens more opportunities to shape public services in their area.

As part of the event questions will be asked about empowerment, engagement and equalities, specifically about the ability to improve the quality of life outcomes for diverse local communities. Consultation with Black Minority Ethnic people and asylum seekers and partnership approaches with communities’ organisations can support local authorities to improve quality of life outcomes for people in general, and more specifically to meet the specific needs of Black Minority Ethnic and Asylum seekers.

This will be an opportunity for attendees to talk directly with MPs, the Mayor and local councillors. Attendees will find out how they can get involved in a number of ways, for example: being elected as a member of the local council or participating in a neighbourhood forum for their local area or sitting on a public sector advisory group which provides a link into spending decisions for BME people’s services.

This event will have different guest speakers such MP Angela Rayner, Mayor Andy Burnham, local councillors and  theWAD board members.

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Booking details

Booking not required

Cost to attend

Saturday 18 Nov 2017, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
West African Development
6 Brookdale Avenue, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 7UD
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