Black Voices Network are keynote speakers at 'Building
Peaceable Communities' conference
Black Voices Network members Mary Andall-Stanberry, Jane Lane,
Dalvir Gill, Meryl Shepherd and Haki Kapsi will be delivering a
joint keynote speech at the international conference 'Building
Peaceable Communities - The Power of Early Childhood', in
Amsterdam, on 13 May.
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Recent NBVN events:
National Black Voices Network London Seminar - 30 March
Campaigning, influencing. changing. What's the magic
As black* practitioners, we come from an immense range of
backgrounds - different heritages, nationalities, faith systems,
educational backgrounds and work environments. However, when
we meet, we often recognise and acknowledge many common
One current fear is that racial equality will slip further down
the agenda. Yet many of our communities have a history of
activism and of working together to bring about change. This
seminar asked: for those of us working with children, what
inspiration can we take from colleagues campaigning for change?
The seminar featured presentations from:
Frederick Clarke from Mighty Men of Valour on
the 'Your Sperm, Your Responsibility' campaign to influence young
men's sexual behaviour.
Rahana Mohammed from Race On The Agenda on
bringing the voices of girls affected by gangs into the public and
Haki Kapasi from the National Black Voices
Network steering group on the
network's recent survey into the experiences of
NBVN black practitioners in the children's workforce.
Debbie Weekes-Bernard from the Runnymede
Trust on which black children get to Oxbridge and what's
stopping the others.
Patrick Vernon from the Afiya Trust on
tools, tips and leadership for change.
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*We define 'black' politically as people who through their
national or ethnic heritage and skin colour are more likely to