Launching our Tackling Racial Injustice Research

Launching our Tackling Racial Injustice Research

The culmination of eighteen months of research and development into EDI at Young Manchester (YM), led by Henry Ngawoofah, MEaP (formerly a YM Inclusion Officer)

The culmination of eighteen months of research and development into EDI at Young Manchester (YM), led by Henry Ngawoofah, MEaP (formerly a YM Inclusion Officer). Young Manchester has been committed to working with others to tackle racial injustice that impacts on children and young people’s lives and to establishing clear, coherent approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the Youth and Play sector.

Young Manchester sought to support Black Young People’s voices and the expertise of Black Youth Workers. They wanted to hear directly from Black Young People and Youth Workers about their experiences in the city, so that they could directly inform future plans for youth and play work and attract further investment to support their needs and strengths.

Learning from this project will support and inform the Youth and Play sector, it is their hope and expectation that recommendations from this work will lead to action, including informing future funding and grant programmes led by Young Manchester and others.

They supported key partners who were keen to take this work forward that will provide outstanding opportunities for Young People and for Youth Workers in Manchester, to be heard and to help make a difference. This will strengthen partnerships, drive quality provision, support inclusion and privilege youth voice and leadership.

“Launching this report is a momentous occasion because it signals the end of one phase of intense development with our local communities and the beginning of a national conversation about investment into African Diaspora-led youth and play services” said Henry Ngawoofah, leader of the initiative.

Research Aims

  • Building strong partnership working for tackling racial injustice at a local level, within and beyond the Youth and Play sector.
  • A deeper understanding of the role and experiences of Youth Workers in supporting young people and tackling racial injustice.
  • Understanding how Black youth voice and activism can inform wider learning and shape future policy and practice in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Recommendations from the consultation will lead to action, including informing future funding to deliver social action and Youth activism to influence change within organisations and institutions led by Youth Workers.

There will be an official launch of the report on May 11th at 15;30 on Zoom, registration details on Eventbrite.

ENDS

Notes to Editors

Contact: Henry Ngawoofah at henry@meap.org.uk

Message from Imogen Gregg-Auriac – CEO of Young Manchester, here.

Message from Dr Ornette D Clennon – Head of MaCTRI, here.

You can read the report, here.

For more information, please click here.