Over the past year, EYST Wales held regular online forums on the impact of Covid 19 and systematic racism on Black, Asian and ethnic minority people and communities in Wales. We were joined by numerous community members, activists and organisations, totalling over 800 individuals, in this endeavour, and Dr. Roiyah Saltus has produced a paper ‘Holding on to the Gains: BAME Covid Experiences in Wales’ analysing the evidence from those forums (see attached). This also occurred in the context of renewed Black Lives Matter movement and ongoing development of a Race Equality Action Plan for Wales.
We want to invite people to come together and
- review the body of evidence and current context;
- discuss opportunities for action in the coming year;
- discuss what public funding priorities should be in the coming year. (Especially as Welsh Government is currently consulting on the future of Equalities and Inclusion funding).
As with all the previous forums, we hope to find solutions, support each other, and ensure that people throughout Wales can access what they need. We would like to collate all this information and pass it on to the Welsh Government and also use it to respond to Welsh Government’s current consultation on its proposal for a Equalities and Inclusion Funding for Wales.
We do hope you can join us to ask and answer the important questions of what do we want to see happen next for BAME communities and race equality in Wales.
Please join with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82643650261
For queries or info, contact Ginger – ginger(at)eyst.org.uk