Peace activist and community champion Erinma Bell was welcomed to The Manchester College ‘Greater Mancunians’ project. This is an ambitious three year project with students (16–24 years of age) photographing people born, bred, or who have made their home within the current Greater Manchester boundary and have in some way culturally shaped the city and its surrounding boroughs.
Nigerian Women's Group Manchester held our annual Hate Crime Awareness event. There was a good turnout. In small groups we looked at our own sub-conscious bias around religion and other issues such as voluntary returns via the Home Office.
The new Carisma website is now live at www.carisma.me.uk. It is still under construction. More information will be added soon.
Carisma's Dr Erinma Bell taking part in a special service at Manchester Cathedral to mark 70 years since the arrival of the ship Windrush to the UK from Jamaica. Erinma was asked, as a guest, to deliver the Act of Remembrance in the form of Libation. The service showcased a new 'Windrush Cope', ceremonial robe featuring black history. The Themes were: Remembrance, Togetherness and Building for the Future.
The service followed a conference earlier in the day, also at the Cathedral, wth the aim to chart a new course for the descendants of the ‘Windrush Generation'. It was facilitated by the ‘Windrush Defenders’, a group of lawyers, law graduates and community activists who have come together in the UK, working pro bono and facilitated by FM Legal, The Law Center, to help those who are affected by the Windrush Scandal.