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Education and Black History: how employers can lead the way

Sep 01
Date and time
Wed, 01 September  @  11:00  -  12:30
Free for BITC members with pre-paid advisory days in race and/or community
Webinar United Kingdom
CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers, Diversity and inclusion practitioners/managers
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CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers and Diversity and inclusion practitioners/managers
Free for BITC members with pre-paid advisory days in race and/or community

Wed, 01 September 2021  @  11:00  –  12:30

This event will support employers with educating their workforce on Black history. It will also show them how they can effectively engage with government to change the UK curriculum. Finally, it will help employers broaden their influence by working with schools and young people.

Both the Macpherson Report and Windrush Review recommended increasing cultural diversity in education as a route to increased racial equity. Business in the Community’s (BITC) Race at Work Survey revealed that 1 in 4 ethnic minority employees had witnessed or experienced racial harassment or bullying from managers. Creating a more diverse education curriculum will contribute to more inclusive workplaces.

This webinar will bring together leaders who are pioneering new approaches to educating the UK population on race and Black history. From broadening young people’s access to quality information on Black history to employee training programmes, attendees will take a way a wealth of tools and resources to create lasting change.

The webinar will focus on three key areas for change:

  1. How businesses can build new partnerships to educate their employees and the wider community.
  2. Engaging government.
  3. How businesses are leading the way by working directly with schools and education providers.

The session will empower business by equipping them with the knowledge and tools to build meaningful partnerships in this area and communicate the importance of Black history to their networks.

Guest speakers

  • Rosie Peters, Deputy Head Teacher, Wendell Park Primary School
  • Jordan Crawford, Assistant Headteacher (Key Stage 4) at Lilian Baylis Technology School
  • Ade Gachegua, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Manager, Products and Services at Pearson
  • Suha Yassin, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead, Pearson School Qualifications at Pearson

About Business in the Community’s work on race equality

The Race at Work campaign was established by HRH the Prince of Wales in 1995 with the support of key business leaders who recognised the demographic shift in existing and future populations. It marked its 25th anniversary last year. It brings together expertise from a network of private and public sector partners to offer tailored advice and share new insights to drive long-term change.

Find out more about BITC’s race equality work


This event is for BITC members with pre-paid advisory days in race and/or community. If you are unsure if your organisation is eligible, contact your BITC relationship manager or Ellie Jefford, Events Coordinator at BITC.

It is suitable for CSR/responsible business managers/practitioners, Diversity and inclusion (D&I) managers/practitioners and people working in Human resources/People Management.

Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Ellie Jefford, Events Coordinator at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology.

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