Inclusion not Exceptionalism

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Inclusion not Exceptionalism: How to effectively support (your) Black+ colleagues in the workplace.

Conflict can be an opportunity for change, if it is embraced for what it can help us to become more aware of. It becomes a problem when we ignore the lessons it throws up for us. The currently resurgent (not new) racial tensions, however tragic the events that triggered them, can be a window of opportunity to move the needle in the right direction on racial equality and inclusion.

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Collaborative Action Groups: The Story So Far…

We started our new Collaborative Action Groups project a few weeks ago, which has been made possible thanks to the funding from MK Community Foundation and their Covid-19 MK Emergency Response Fund.

The project follows our own Covid-19 emergency response programme, which we have been working on since the start of the pandemic, which includes supporting our local VCSE groups with funding, governance and other needs to help them adapt to the new reality of working, and coordinating a bank of volunteers to support them deliver their services during these challenging times. Creating a network of Collaborative Actions Groups across the city is the approach we wanted to take following our
conversations with the local groups over the past few months as well as the findings from our Covid-19 survey, in which many of the groups have told us about the urgent need to create better ways of accessing and sharing information about the local needs and the issues being experienced by the most vulnerable people in our community.

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Volunteering: What’s it like?

Volunteering is a great way to give back. The act of volunteering itself reaches not only the organisation and their beneficiaries, but creates a domino effect of reaching people who hear about acts of volunteering, regarding their kindness as emotionally uplifting; it reaches those near and dear to those in need; and it reaches YOU.

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