The murder of George Floyd and the subsequent global, national, and local demonstrations of support have prompted a conversation between JUST Lincolnshire and Voluntary Centre Services about how we can address inequalities connected with ethnicity and the health system. We feel this is the right time to widen conversation across the county … it is also the right thing to do.
We held our first Courageous Conversation on 27th August, and it was extremely insightful and impactful with plenty for attendees to take away with them.
As a result, we invite you to contribute to the third in a series of online conversations on 24/09/20, 10.30am -11.45pm. This conversation will be exploring the impact of recent events on the Health system.
We feel that it is vital to provide this space to allow individuals, organisations, and communities a period of reflection on the issues and challenges that have been compounded by the impact of current pandemic.
These events will be in the form of a facilitated conversation with four panel members chosen based on their lived experience of the topic being discussed; as part of their role within their organisation; or expertise in the subject. JUST Lincolnshire will ensure that this discussion place is one of respect and space to listen and be heard.
We hope this will provide an opportunity for us all to join JUST Lincolnshire in their aims to:
- Change the divisive nature of some of the conversation. We seek to provide a safe space and facilitate respectful discussion.
- Challenge, through education, systems, processes, and personal behaviours that discriminate against others and place barriers in the way of personal progress.
- Champion the work of allies, both locally and nationally, that seek to empower and enable the voice of BAME communities to be heard.
- Collaborate with all those who seek to bring real change in the challenging and removal of racism and discrimination.
- Celebrate the diverse population of Lincolnshire and the contribution of BAME communities to the life of the county.
JUST Lincolnshire would like those attending these events to be able to ask questions and make a meaningful contribution but as this conversation will be held virtually it will be more difficult to have a flowing questions and answer session. Therefore, we ask that questions you may wish to see addressed are submitted via this anonymous form https://tinyurl.com/yxod3kkw or via WhatsApp 07827702638 voice note or text , it is important to have this included as it offers another accessible option for individuals who may have difficulty with the form.
Register your interest in the event herehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/119580254761
the panellist are:
CEO of NWCH – NW Counselling Hub
Naomi heads-up a CIC based in Lincoln covering Lincolnshire, the CIC provides counselling for 4yrs old – 80yrs +
It has a team of 24 including 17 counsellors and 1 pet therapy dog!
NWCH is also a training academy which provides training to become a counsellor and CPD around mental health topics.
Dr Majed Kebbeh
working as a GP in Spalding Gp Surgery which is belong to LCHS. I have been involving in BAME & Allies network for LCHS since established during covid-19 , I am the vice chair for the network.
Dr Tanweer Ahmed
Chairman for Board of Trustees of The Islamic Association of Lincoln
Has worked in the NHS across a range of mainly mental health services for the past 20 years and has previously been part of a NHS national equality programme. He currently works as a quality lead nurse at NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group.