Black History Month celebration event

Brent Council’s celebration event of 2017 Black History Month will be held on 26 October at the Grand Hall in Brent Civic Centre.
 
This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating Black Excellence’ and marks the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the UK. In 2017 we also mark 50 years since Robert Lawrence became the first Black Astronaut.

The FREE event will be open to residents. Registration will open at 4.30pm and the event will close at 8.30pm. If you would like to book your place or have any questions about the event, please contact the Equality Team: 
equality@brent.gov.uk
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International Day for Disabled People – 1st December 2016

Brent is celebrating the International Day for Disabled People on 1st December 2016. Marked across the globe, this day has been celebrated by the United Nations since 1992.
The day aims to increase understanding of the barriers facing people with disabilities and promote participation and inclusion. The event will incorporate a Job Fair and a Health and Well-being Zone  The theme for 2016 is “Achieving the Goals for the future we want”

The event on  1st  December 2016   will be held at the Brent Civic Centre from 10am to 3pm and is an opportunity to engage with residents, carers and colleagues.

Please contact
equality@brent.gov.uk if you wish to register early for this event.

Bit rich of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats to attack other institutions on their record on race

Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne
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In an article in the Guardian titled “Nick Clegg to accuse Banks of Racism”, the Lib Dem leader is quoted to have said the following.

“Britain’s banks, bailed out by the British people, have just as much responsibility as everyone else, arguably more responsibility, to help Britain build a strong and dynamic economy. Unleashing black and ethnic minority talent is their duty too.”

“If you are a white player you have a one in 50 chance of moving into management. If you are a black player? One in 500.”

Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP

What a load of hypocrisy from Nick Clegg.

It is absolutely hypocritical of Nick Clegg to talk of a duty to unleash ethnic minority talent while in the House of Commons, the Lib Dems have ZERO ethnic minority MPs in Parliament.

Despite the activities of some members of their Party (LINK), I think the Tories are actually doing well in producing ethnic minority MPs and I have congratulated them on this in the past LINK.

Nick Clegg is right to raise the issue of pay discrimination to ethnic minorities in the private sector and the lack of Management and Executive positions given to ethnic minorities in the sports industry. But, if the Liberal Democrats are to lecture others with any ounce of credibility, they must sort out their own house first.