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National Teachers Conference The Grand Hotel

by Carole Johnson
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Held in Bristol this weekend.   Hundreds of black teachers spent the weekend discussing poignant topics pertaining to their chosen profession as well as barriers to becoming bame teachers.   Nationally currently there is a huge under representation!!! Being an ex bame teacher myself, I can certainly see the benefits of coming together in this way.   Working in Bristol as a teacher you are most definitely in the minority and although many of our schools have a rising diverse population in and amongst them all, with some inner city schools reporting a majority of bame families and children. The […]

St Pauls Carnival 2018

by Carole Johnson
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Let’s increase diversity here in the South West

by Carole Johnson
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Magistrates Bench Diversity – Recruitment Criminal justice has among the lowest proportion of senior staff from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. Current research reveals that in the Avon and Somerset Magistracy we currently have  a severe under representation of BAME Magistrates and Magistrates from working class backgrounds, in direct relationship to the populations that we are serving. Analysis  following  a government-commissioned  report by the Labour MP David Lammy found that people from minority backgrounds are more likely to be jailed for certain crimes than those who are white and that they are over-represented at almost all stages of the criminal […]

Political Mentorship

by Carole Johnson
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  Christians in Politics Christians on the Left is proud to be part of Christians in Politics (CiPol), an all-party, non-denominational organisation which seeks to encourage and inspire Christians to get involved in politics and public life. While we are passionate about building a better society through involvement in left-sided politics, we recognise that we have many brothers and sisters in Christ who feel called to participate in other parties. We therefore work alongside our colleagues in the Conservative Christian Fellowship and the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum to promote Christian engagement across the political spectrum. » Please visit the Christians in Politics website to read more about the […]

The Race for Mayor

by Carole Johnson
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The Race for Mayor A new documentary on the experience of Mayor Marvin Rees in his successful  bid to become Bristol’s first Black Mayor. If you would like to Join a Q &A session get down to the Watershed on February 3rd 2018 2pm Bristol.

Mayor Marvin Rees

by Caroler4u
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The Bristol City Council currently has a Labour majority boasting 37 Labour Councillors they also have a newly elected Labour Mayor Marvin Rees who presides over one of the most ethnically diverse benches Bristol has ever seen, more to follow on this, watch this space for more details. Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, took office in May 2016 wanting a city where everyone benefits from success and no-one is left behind; where life chances are not determined by wealth and background; where inequality is challenged and social mobility promoted; where the cultural offer reflects city diversity and enriches the lives […]

Like Topaz We Were Made to Sparkle and Shine

by Caroler4u
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Life is very complex and multifaceted. However we are not all diamonds precious hard rough or smooth. We all have edges bashed and cut by life’s many experiences – Some good, Some not so good. I prefer to think about us as beautiful naturally occurring ….topaz Topaz is a well known mineral which comes in all sizes all colours ranging from colourless to multi coloured expressed with differing levels of clarity and luster. Life may send us a few curve balls and our decisions may not always reflect our true nature and origin but instead we can sometimes be left […]