NWTWC Funded Seminars

NWTWC Funded Seminars

North West Together We Can (NWTWC), the Regional Empowerment Partnership for the North West, funded through the Department for Communities and Local Government and supported by Stockport Council funded the Centre for Ethnic Minority and Voluntary Organisations so that they could widen knowledge among the Black and Ethnic Minorities as to how they can achieve an effective public voice.

The seminars were held across the region and covered a huge range of topics including:

  • how to get involved inpolitics
  • how to address health and socialcare issues
  • how to influence localeducation policy
  • how local authorities work
  • how to become a school governor
  • how to become an Elected Member or anMP
  • how to influence local decisionmakers
  • how to become a volunteer

Rushi Munshi, the Regional Director for the Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations said:

“Our mission is to strengthen communities and tackle inequalities, so that these communities which are on the margins of society are brought into the mainstream. This project aimed to increase engagement of the BME people in civic and public engagement by showing them the options and routes into the arena. It also aimed to reverse the trend of  low representation of BME communities in community affairs by demonstrating an innovative model of engagement.”

More than 200 people attended the seminars and feedback was extremely positive. Here’s just some of the comments that were received:

“Fantastic meeting, helpful in gaining an insight into how to influence policy.”

Delegate, Oldham seminar

“This was an exceptional event.”

Delegate, Bolton seminar

“All the speakers were dynamic and passionate about their subject matter.”

Delegate, Liverpool seminar

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