Welcome to the Welsh Asian Heritage Project Seminars
Join us for our monthly seminars that will provide a platform for wider debate around equality, migration, resilience, identity, culture and heritage.
Our inaugural seminar is on the Anti-racist Wales Action Plan – paving the way for a more racially inclusive society by 2030 and will held online via Zoom on Thursday 25 January 2024, 5.00pm to 6.30pm.
To secure your place please book on the link below:
Usha Ladwa-Thomas, Race Advisor and Cardiff University -The Anti-racist Wales Action Plan -outlining the journey of developing the Plan and principles underpinning it. Nashima Begum, Senior Policy Advisor – Race Equality, Culture Division – Delivering on the Culture, Heritage and Sport Goals and Action: Our approach to implementation. Q&A panel member, Rajvi Glasbrook, team member, Anti-racist Wales Action Plan Team.
The Welsh Government’s Race Equality Action Plan is a groundbreaking initiative that drives a vision of an anti-racist Wales by 2030. The plan tackles systemic and institutionalised racism to promote active citizenship and equitable services across all sectors and is aimed at making meaningful and measurable changes to the lives of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people. Launched last year, the plan is informed by lived experiences and was developed in collaboration with a wide range of communities and organisations.
Writers, Amrit Wilson and Bharti Dhir will speak at our second seminar scheduled on Wednesday 21 February 2024, 5.00pm to 6.30pm on the theme of From Migration to Resilience.
Amrit Wilson is an award-winning journalist and an activist on issues of race and gender in Britain and on South Asian politics. She is a founder member of South Asia Solidarity Group and of ‘Awaaz’- a women’s collective that was at the forefront of the fight for Asian women’s rights in the 1970s and 1980s. Amrit’s pioneering book ‘Finding a voice’ was published in 1978 and captured Asian women’s experiences of love, marriage, relationships, friendships as well as of racism in housing, education and at the hands of the law.
Bharti Dhir is a qualified social worker, works in child protection and is the author of ‘Worth’ which is Bharti’s memoir as an African-Asian woman adopted into a Punjabi, Sikh family, and her story of overcoming racism, sexism, health problems and escaping Uganda in 1972 when Idi Amin expelled Asians. Bharti will speak about her personal experiences of overcoming abandonment, discrimination, and adversity to find inner strength and self-worth to shape destiny.
Community of Interest
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Project Leader Welsh Asian Heritage Project: Celebrating and Archiving the Experiences of Ugandan Asians.
Contact the project at WAHproject@rcahmw.gov.uk Tel: 01970 621 234