Click the following link to access the October 2018 Newsletter from Housing Rights:
October is Black History Month and Arawak Walton will be celebrating the contribution made by the BME community in Britain and across the world. Each day in October we have been tweeting an inspiring person of colour and celebrating the contribution they have made.
So far, we have tweeted the below:
Black History Month was first celebrated in the UK in 1987. It was organised through the leadership of Ghanaian analyst Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, served as a coordinator of special projects for the Greater London Council created a collaboration. It was first celebrated in London.
Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013 ) – Mandela spent most of his life campaigning for an end to apartheid in South Africa. After over 20 years in prison, he was released and was able to be the first elected President in post-apartheid, South Africa. He was also admired for his forgiveness and willingness to reach out to the white community in South Africa.
Rosa Parks (1913–2005) was instrumental in the US civil rights movement of the 1950-60s. It was Parks who began an influential boycott of segregated buses in 1955. She was an influential figure in the civil rights movement, encouraging a break-down of racial barriers. #BHM2018
You may have heard of Florence Nightingale, but the Crimean War gave us another hero: Mary Seacole (1805-1881). Seacole was a British-Jamaican nurse who, despite being turned down from everywhere due to prejudice, gave support and help to those on the front line. @bmhuk #BHM2018
If you would like to know more, follow the hashtag #BHM2018 on twitter.
Arawak Walton Twitter: https://twitter.com/Arawakwalton
Freelance Recruitment Researcher representing Green Park Exec Search’s charitable sector is looking for 2 trustee to Join St Mungo’s, a large and well established homeless Charity covering London and South and South West England. They have a Chair who has been in place for two years and a strong Exec team but are going through major growth so need 2 Trustees of senior level from a Housing, Finance or Commercial background to come on Board at a pivotal time. Their aim is to end homelessness and rebuild lives.
For more information, please see: http://green-park-jobs.co.uk/stmungos/.
Please feel free to call Karen on 07484 246868 (Mobile) or 0117 909 2827 (land).
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Housing conference 2018 is brand new event is a unique opportunity to come together as a sector and tackle diversity head on.
Develop your skills and get the tools you need to drive change back in your organisation.
You’ll spend the day with like-minded people from housing associations up and down the country, to create those vital networks and learn from one another.
Confirmed speakers include:
Darwin Bernardo, Founder, Nutmeg
Sasha Deepwell, Chief Executive, Irwell Valley
Denise Fowler, Chief Executive, Women’s Pioneer
Raj Patel, Chief Executive, Housing Diversity Network
Tina Wathern, Director of National Engagement, Stonewall Housing
Melba Wilson, Chair, Advance
For more Information
please visit the https://diversity.housing.org.uk/
or give us a call on 020 7067 1066.