Black History Month is a time to reflect and learn about the black experience around the world. At Sense, we would like to take this opportunity to celebrate people who have had a significant impact on culture and humanity all over the world.Continue reading “Black History Month”
Today, Sense is publishing its plan for tackling racism, recognising that racism exists within every organisation.
The plan sets out the steps that we are taking within Sense, through better and ongoing engagement with our staff and volunteers, changes in our recruitment processes and working practices, and a commitment to publish data about how well we are doing as an organisation.Continue reading “Tackling racism”
Last week, a report was published that highlighted the lack of diversity at the top of the 50 leading charities in the country. Sense is one of those charities and I have spoken before about the need for the sector to address this, and I am determined to address it head on at Sense.
As part of the report I was surveyed, an experience I found problematic, and it made me reflect on my own identity and how the way in which people perceive me has shaped how I see myself.Continue reading “Identity – and why I’m determined to tackle all forms of racism”
June is Pride month. It marks the continuing importance of promoting the dignity, equality, and increased visibility of people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) community. Pride and self-affirmation are the focus, counteracting the ‘shame’ and ‘stigma’ that many individuals have previously felt or been made to feel.Continue reading “Take Pride”