Black and Minority Ethnic groups: voice and influence

Park House, University of Birmingham
Research, Social Sciences
Tuesday 21st January 2014 (12:00-14:00)

Cathy Butt

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"Very small, very quiet, a whisper…” Black and Minority Ethnic groups: voice and influence

Phil Ware (TSRC Associate Fellow) presents and discusses his Working Paper at TSRC, Park House, Edgbaston Park Road, University of Birmingham.

Both funding cuts and policy changes have influenced the impact that the BME Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) groups can have. Based upon recent research findings (see TSRC Working Paper 103) into BME VCS organisations, this seminar will present the shared view that whilst there is a distinct BME sector, its voice and influence are limited; as suggested within the title, a quote taken from one of the interviews conducted. However, findings also identify considerable resistance by BME VCS organisations to perceived adverse policies.

Much can be learned from this seminar for the voluntary and community sector as a whole, and also for statutory organisations, funders and policy makers.

Free event. Registration is not required.

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