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    Three steps towards dismantling systemic racism

    After a tumultuous 2020, marked by the disproportionate impacts of Covid-19 on racially minoritised populations and the murder of George Floyd, we have been reminded how racism shows up in painful, sometimes deadly ways. However, these...

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    Transparency can transform the impact of our investments

    At the ACF’s 2019 conference, ‘Funding on a finite planet’, its Chief Executive predicted increasing scrutiny of foundations’ choices in the context of climate breakdown and declining institutional trust. In particular, she asked whether...

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    An update on our place-based work

    Northumbria University Learning Synthesis Report Northumbria University has produced a Learning Synthesis from their findings on the Place Action Inquiry drawing on data collected over the last 2 years. The content of the report acts as a...

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    Transforming Lankelly Chase’s governance … so that we can do what we need to do properly

    Two years ago we acknowledged publicly that we didn’t know what effective governance at Lankelly Chase should look like. In particular, we were struggling to give our Board a clear enough picture of our relationship with – and effect on –...

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    Beyond the Rules

    A little over six months ago, we began working with some partners on a piece we’ve collectively called Beyond the Rules. But when everything is interconnected, it’s a little difficult to know where to start. We came to the Beyond the...

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    My Dream

    I have a dream, to live in a world where all lives will truly matter. A world where there is equality, justice and peace for all. A world with no stereotypes, where people are free to be whoever they want, without fear of being judged by...

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    I Have a Dream

    For years people like Rosa Parks and Malcom X have fought for change, to end racial segregation and, for the rights of black people. But today I am going to talk about Dr. Martin Luther King, arguably known as one of the most influential civil...

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    Unity in Diversity

    You may be wondering what is unity in diversity? Unity in diversity means forgetting that we are different and uniting as one! Examples If you are being nice to someone despite that they are different then you are displaying unity in...

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    ACEN: A solution to the UK’s decision-making deficit in the Black community

    Driven by experiences and data reinforcing the belief that for Black children to have the same opportunities they must be ‘twice as good’ as their counterparts, the African Caribbean Education Network (ACEN) has been established to address...

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    COVID has highlighted a great need for systems change in the Black community.

    In March, NHS England called upon health trusts to assess BAME workers who are “at potentially greater risk” from coronavirus. They found that one in five of the 1.3 million NHS staff are from BAME backgrounds. The Guardian then...

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