Black or minority ethnic staff network to relaunch

The BME (Black or Minority Ethnic) staff network will be relaunched under its new name ‘Leeds 11’ on Thursday 5 December 2013.


Why Leeds 11?  The figure represents the percentage of staff who have currently declared they are from a black or minority ethnic background.

The network brings together people who identify with a minority ethnic group and/or have an interest in matters relating to racial equality in the workplace.  The Leeds 11 network exists to provide an environment for black and minority ethnic staff to socialise and receive mutual support.  This relaunch event will give staff the opportunity to meet others and network with their colleagues.

The event will be held between 4.30-7.00pm with light refreshments and with a programme of speakers including the inspirational poet Dumi Senda.

Dumi Senda is an internationally acclaimed award winning poet and has performed in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela.   He has been a guest speaker for the BBC, United Nations and the UK Houses of Parliament. Dumi has gained international reputation for inspirational poetry performances and has been a speaker for some of the world's leading institutions including Planet Aid, Africa Children's charity and Oxford University.

To confirm your attendance please email us.

How to find us:
Please note that due to the closure of the Level 9 Café, you can no longer access the Staff Centre through Level 9.  Access is via the lift in the car park on level 7 (next to the bike sheds) or via the staircase to the rear of the building which is by the staircase leading from Chancellors Court up to the Faculty of Earth and Environment/Charles Morris Hall courtyard.

Date: Thursday 5 December 2013
Time: 4.30-7pm
Venue: The Staff Centre Lounge, level 10, The Staff Centre Building

Event Programme
4.30    Tea and coffee – ‘Meet and Greet’
5.00    Welcome - Meet the Steering Group
5.15    The Network of Networks
5.30    What is the University doing to help?
5.45    Readings from poet Dumi Senda
6.15    Close
6.20    Refreshments and networking

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