The impact of austerity on black and minority ethnic communities
|Dates:||28 October 2015|
|Times:||12:30 - 14:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Office for Social Responsibility|
|Speaker:||Omar Khan, Atiha Chaudry, Bridget Byrne|
BME Matters and Manchester BME Network
in conjunction with
CoDE and the Just Greater Manchester initiative at the University of Manchester
a special guest lecture by Dr Omar Khan as part of Black History Month 2015
'The impact of austerity on black and minority ethnic communities'
Dr Omar Khan is Director of the Runnymede Trust - the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank. It generates intelligence for multi ethnic Britain through research, networking, leading debate and policy engagement.
BME Matters is a new worker’s cooperative evolved from the Manchester BME Network to support the sustainability and strengthening of the BME community sector. Together they support Runnymede in its vision of working to build a Britain in which citizens and communities feel valued, enjoy equal opportunities, lead fulfilling lives and share a common sense of belonging.
Earlier this year the Runnymede Trust launched its research on the impact of the 2015 budget on British BME citizens. It showed that four million ethnic minority citizens could be worse off due to a range of budget measures that have a negative and disproportionate impact on BME people.We know that inequalities for BME people continue to persist nationally and locally.
What can we expect from the forthcoming local spending settlements? Further cuts and further austerity measures? What does it all mean for local communities?
The event will be chaired by Atiha Chaudry (BME Matters & BME Network) with an introduction by Dr Bridget Byrne (Project Lead in the Centre for Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) and Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester).
Dr Khan’s lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and then refreshments.
The event is open to all and free to attend but please book your place via Eventbrite: https://omarkhan.eventbrite.co.uk
The Humanities Bridgeford Street Building is building #35 on the campus map: http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=6507
Organisation: Runnymede Trust
Organisation: BME Matters & BME Network
Organisation: CoDE, University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
Cordingley Lecture Theatre
Humanities Bridgeford Street