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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Radlett racial equality group hold popular Black History events

 Published on: 4th November 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Radlett Action Racial Equality (RARE) marked Black History Month 2020 with two free webinars for the community – one on historic black Britons and the other on unconscious bias.

Both the meetings were attended by dozens of local people on Zoom – the first focussed on the contribution of black Britons to British culture, and the second was an ‘unconscious bias workshop’.

For the first event, RARE co-founders Lauren Blum and Jessica Laxton shared the inspirational stories of five inspirational people: Mary Seacole, Olive Morris, Roy Hackett, Mary Princen and Ignatius Sancho.

The latter event, which was run by RARE co-founder, Caroline Newman (pictured), on October 27, was attended by members of both the Radlett Reform Synagogue and Christ Church Radlett, all of whom learned that unconscious bias happens because of the way people are raised, and can cause problems when recruiting, promoting or assessing people.

Cantor Sarah Grabiner, from the synagogue, said: “It was incredibly meaningful to come together with members of the local community to discuss the implications of our unconscious biases, especially in this year when racial justice has been on all our minds.

“Caroline’s presentation was thought-provoking and informative, and I look forward to getting more involved in RARE’s activities along with our Radlett Reform Synagogue members.”

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