Watch the promotional video here!
On Friday the 9th of February 2018, Bournemouth University, BU International College, Dorset Race Equality Council and Dorset Ethnic Minority Association will partner up to support the launch the county’s first ever Ethnic Minority Awards. The Dorset Ethnic Minority Awards (DEMA) seek to showcase and celebrate the trailblazing members of the black and ethnic minority (BAME) community.
Nominations for the DEMA awards are open till 9th May 2018 giving the Dorset public 90 days to nominate exceptional BAME’s who deserve recognition for their contribution to the community. Shortlisted individuals will be announced on its website on 31st May 2018 and winners will be crowned at an event in September.
DEMA, which is the first event of its kind in Dorset, is co-founded by Bournemouth University alumni Nanzy Sebata BA (Hons) Events and leisure marketing. The event has gathered the support of prominent businesses and community organisations including Dorset Race Equality Council, Blumi London, MILPA Bournemouth and Bournemouth University.
Dorset Race Equality Council commented: “We are proud to be supporting the launch of the Dorset Ethnic Minority Awards and look forward to honouring the individuals that have immensely contributed to Dorset county.”
To mark the launch and the opening of the nominations, DEMA has launched its website which has the full details of the awards and how the public can start nominating the county’s rising stars of the BAME community.
The categories which are now open for nominations are all listed on www.DorsetEthnicMinorityAwards.org.uk. The full list of awards is available on the website, but here’s a snippet of some of the categories:
- Unsung Hero Award
- Female Entrepreneur of the year
- Male Entrepreneur of the year
- Innovation Award
- Community Champion Award
- Community Group Award
- Academic Award
- Young Achiever Award
- Friend of Dorset Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award
Co-founder and CEO, Nanzy Sebata, added: “We are excited to be able to launch DEMA and to be opening nominations to the public. Dorset is a county with a number of exceptional individuals and we’re proud to be able to be the platform that shines a light on the BAME individuals who are rising above negative stereotypes and excelling in their field.”
“We’re also keen to get the whole county behind the awards and would like to encourage everyone to take part in nominating the exceptional individuals who are changing Dorset for the better.”
Nominations for the DEMA awards end on May 9, 2017 allowing 90 days for the Dorset public to nominate exceptional BAME’s who deserve recognition for their contribution to the community. Shortlisted individuals will be announced on its website on 31st May 2018.
This year, the final award ceremony will take place in Bournemouth Town on 29 September 2018 at the BIC’s Solent Hall and tickets will be available to purchase from the 1st of May 2018.
For more information on the Dorset Ethnic Minority Awards please visit www.DorsetEthnicMinorityAwards.org.uk
The Bournemouth and Poole Holocaust Memorial Day Committee’s
Annual commemoration of the Holocaust is taking place on
Sunday 28th January 2018 at the
Bournemouth International Centre
As well as an Act of Commemoration there will be the chance to hear the testimony of a young Syrian refugee
Our main speaker will be telling us the amazing story of her mother Lily Ebert’s Holocaust survival and her take on the ‘Power of Words’
The tickets for this are free and can be obtained from Eventbrite here:
We would be very grateful if you could bring a pebble with you, as we will have an artist who is planning to create a piece of art with the pebbles that will be collected on the day.
Dorset Race Equality Council (DREC) is seeking to fill the post of Chief Executive Officer on a permanent basis. Salary starting from £34,538.
DREC is working to challenge racism across Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole to achieve a more integrated society. We wish to appoint a permanent Chief Executive Officer to move us forward in this exciting and growing area. The successful candidate will work with the Board and staff group to reach out to the diverse population of Dorset, to implement the Equalities Act, address hate crime and promote new initiatives with public bodies and minority ethnic communities. The CEO’s role is to implement the strategic direction set by the Board but also to ensure the organisation operates as effectively and efficiently as it can within its limited resources. The CEO will lead on fund raising, communication and ensuring the organisation meets the targets set by its funders.
The application form can be downloaded here in PDF format. The Job Description and Person Specification can be found here. Completed application forms should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require a word version of the application form, please email email@example.com. The closing date for applications is February 5th, 2018.
Dorset Race Equality Council is officially a Prejudice Free Dorset Third Party Reporting Centre. If you wish to report a hate crime or incident please follow the 'report it' link under the Hate Crime menu above to report on line, contact us by phone or email.