Sasha chimbuMu BME Officer
We are in a moment of time. A time for change and action. For this to happen your voice needs to be heard and am pledging to be the one to listen and make sure that your voice is heard.
As a BME student here at UWE, I have been fortunate enough to be part of the Equity programme, which has provided me with useful and priceless information on how to thrive in a world that in some ways is designed to limit you. Being in the presence of the likes of Mena Fombo - purposeful coach, facilitator, motivational speaker, consultant, the founder and director of Black Girl Convention-; Aisha Thomas -TedX speaker and Assistant Principle for Inclusion at City Academy School- and Dr Jason Arday -Professor of Sociology at Durham University and a Trustee of the Runnymde Trust-; all amazingly talented individuals bringing to light the celebration of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic representation in education and in the workplace.
As your BME Officer I will focus on running talks, events and workshops like this to showcase more BME individuals; I believe this is important because to be the change you want to see in the world, you have to be able to see a representation of you. By having some that you feel represents you, especially in a high position of power you are able to see that it is possible for you the reach that level and strive to surpass it. Additional to this, not only will I campaign for any of the issues you may face and ensure that your requests are communicated to the relevant correspondence, I will work alongside BME societies such as the ACS with the hopes to better the events by making them more enjoyable and affordable.
We are in a moment of time where change is already happening and your action is required to sustain that change. To be part of the solution.
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