A REMINDER OF THE
Join us on the 25th of May 2022 at 9.29 AM - we will come
together online for a morning vigil and a conversation
to reflect on what has been done and what needs
to happen moving forward.
Hosted by the Black British Network
JOIN US ONLINE MAY 25TH
2 Years Since the Murder of George Floyd, What Have We Done?
Across 2020 there was a groundswell of awareness and momentum focused on the experience of the Black community globally and how we bring about positive change.
Join us on Wednesday the 25th of May 2022 at 9.29 AM as we hold a virtual gathering to once again centralise the dialogue particularly in the UK and channel our collective energy toward systemic and seismic change.
It will be a time to remember George Floyd and what was born from that moment in time, a time to consider the response and statements we heard from businesses and business leaders in the UK and globally. Holding ourselves to account and looking at ways we can improve and add to this conversation.
9 minutes and 29 seconds is the length of time in which George Floyd was murders, which was established in 2021 after the trial of Derek Chauvin. As a campaign idea, last year Cephas launch the 929 Campaign to remind leaders, organisations and the wider community about the commitments we made after the murder of George Floyd and in his case after he pened a letter to his son, Zion. In line with Cephas’ ambition to centralise a focused and measured conversation in the UK he used Letter to Zion to introduce the Black British Network as a centralised convincing organisation, led by Black people to dismantle systemic racism and create an equal playing field for the Black community on the ground.
Since the letters release in 2020, Letter to Zion has been signed by 44 executives who have committed to supporting the conversation, and 17 leading organisations who signed up as founding members of The Black British Network in support of Cephas’ vision. In 2021 we held roundtable conversations with over 600 participants across all sessions, including Black members of the public, all 17 companies, their CEOs, leadership and their Black staff. The BBN founding members include Tesco, EY, Alfa, Publicis Groupe, Clear Channel, Virgin Media O2, Lucky Generals, AMVBBDO, The Co-Op Group, Dechert LLP, Sainsbury’s, Facebook (Meta), Mother, Accenture, Salesforce, Unilever and Ascential.
The primary goal of the BBN is to keep the conversation going and establish effective ways to dismantle systemic racism.
At this event, we will hold a moment of silence for George Floyd followed by an opening address by Cephas Williams, an introduction to the work The Black British Network have been doing, the issues at hand and what needs to happen to see a greater level of change in this area.
It is important we stand together again at this time, as our collective effort will serve to support taking this conversation further to other organisations and across society to make sure that we are still standing and holding leaders, organisations and the wider community to account not just in 2022, but 2023 and beyond - Together We Are Stronger.
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- Watch the 929 Campaign video launched last year
Wherever you are, whoever you are. Let us all join together - The Time Is Now
ABOUT THE BBN
In light of the increased awareness concerning the killing of Black people across 2020 there had been a groundswell of momentum focused on improving the experience of the Black community globally and how we bring about positive change.
A poignant moment that caused for the whole world to look inwardly and reflect on all of our feelings towards the Black community, the reality of the Black communities perceived position in society, the frustration informed by both overt and covert racist acts and the lack of economic advancement through the years due to systemic racism and prejudice that exists both within the workplace and the wider landscape.
There was hope that for once, people will no longer be afraid to listen to the Black community, engage in candid conversations, accept the realities of the inequalities experienced and work with us to usher in long lasting change.