"You have to wake the people up first - then you'll get action"
Further to the Black Lives Matter global movement – the UK protests have raised awareness of direct and indirect racial discrimination affecting Black communities.
BRM is a movement that redirects and channels energy into immediate realistic tangible change for Black equality and Justice in the UK.
Through campaigning – BRM will support , champion and advocate on behalf of all of those who are committed to Black equality and tackling Institutionalised Racism.
BRM's fundamental aim is to build awareness about all forms of racism especially focused on Institutionalised Racism and how it manifests in UK society.
BRM stands for 2 key principles:
- Combatting Institutionalised Racism •
- Black empowerment and Growth
'Institutionalised Racism' is a form of racism that is embedded in normal practices within institutions and organisations. This results in strategies , policies and procedures being designed or implemented in a way that disadvantages and discriminates against the Black community.
BRM aims to work across all sectors in a collaborative and constructive way to ensure that organisations can be helped to implement strategies , policies and procedures that combat Institutionalised Racism by using our *4 pillars of change as illustrated below:
RESOURCE PACK - COMING SOON!
With expert input from a Management Consultant / Business Performance Coach and Public Sector Policy guru - we are currently developing a comprehensive self-assessment audit framework. The self-assessment aims to support organisations to embed good working practices which underpin wider corporate objectives including Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Be a vanguard for change...
We are looking for organisations who would be willing to pilot our Audit checklist
If you are interested in being a 2021 change - maker! : Imarn would love to hear from you , so please get in touch!
Encourage organisations to adopt a culture of self reflection and accountability
Encourage organisations to collate and publish data and metrics on eg race disparity in recruitment and retention along with pay and conditions ( HR alignment)
Support organisation to put in place robust measures which prevent discrimination and disparity and foster an inclusive working culture
Overt racism is the most evident type of racism and the easiest to spot.
This is deliberate and intentional prejudice or discriminative actions directed towards someone from a different race. These actions include (but are not limited to) : attitude, hateful speech, gestures, and stereotyping
Compared to overt racism, covert racism is subtler and often difficult to observe.
It’s often hidden in the fabric of society, where racist actions are either passive or ambiguous. Those who commit this kind of racism rationalise their actions with reasons that society is more willing to believe.
These subtle actions usually favour the suppressors while systemically restrict the rights of the oppressed.
Institutionalised racism is imperceptible
and is the most denied, insidious form of racism on the planet.
Fuelled by race prejudice, unconscious racial bias and stereotypes, this specific form of racism is found in everyday practice within an Organisation or Institution, resulting in strategies, policies and procedures being designed or implemented, in a way that disadvantages or discriminates against the Black community.
The Lammy Review, chaired by David Lammy MP, is an independent review of the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the Criminal Justice System (CJS).
Commissioned in 2017 with 35 recommendations which have yet to be fully implemented.
This is an independent review into serious incidents and deaths in custody, undertaken by Dame Elish Angiolini.
Commissioned in October 2015. with 110 recommendations which have yet to be fully implemented.
Reforming the Home Office and ensuring injustices such as those suffered by the Windrush Generation never happen again is fundamental.
The department worked with leaders of community organisations and the Windrush Cross-Government Working Group, to develop the response to 30 recommendations by Wendy Williams
Independent review by Baroness McGregor-Smith considering the issues affecting black and minority ethnic (BME) groups in the workplace.
Commissioned in 2017 with 26 recommendations which have yet to be fully implemented.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights have published their Report “Black People, Racism and Human Rights”, in November 2020, The report concludes that the Government must urgently take action to protect the human rights of Black people, including within healthcare, criminal justice, nationality and immigration and democracy.
We are currently in the process of developing Resource Packs using or *four pillars :
The above will help organisations to tackle all forms racism in the workplace and ultimately reduce race related disparities and discrimination across the board.
We are looking for organisations that are dedicated to race equality and would be willing to pilot our Audit Check list.
If you are interested, please do get in touch.
As a former PHSE workshop facilitator ( with an enhanced DBS) , Imarn's educational workshops are directed towards school-aged children. These interactive workshops aim to build awareness about the different forms of Racism and the coping mechanisms.
The workshops compliment the PHSE framework and will help to ensure that your school is taking a proactive approach to tackling racism in all its forms.
2020 has highlighted many race -related disparities within the UK eg Homelessness and the disproportionate effect of Covid 19 on the Black community.
In 2021 Imarn will be rolling-out community initiatives which aim to support the empowerment of Black communities. If you or your organisation would like to get involved or provide support - please get in touch
'You have to wake the people up first - then you'll get action'
Peaceful protests are a mechanism that allows the 'unheard to be heard'. They provide an opportunity to galvanise communities and inspire change.
Imarn will continue to support and manage peaceful protests in 2021 and beyond, working constructively with the Metropolitan Police to ensure safety and propriety.
Your support and contributions will enable us to develop our workshops and community initiatives. Whether you give a little , or give a lot - we warmly appreciate your kind support. THANK YOU! (Namaste