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  • Published on 10th December 2018

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Older People Flourishing

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Keynote: Amrit Wilson - Finding A Voice

We are delighted that renowned author and activist Amrit Wilson will join us at this LAT learning event. Amrit's seminal work, Finding A Voice published in1978, and updated in 2018, is a Martin Luther King Memorial Prize-winning study of the experiences of South Asian women. Amrit compels us to move beyond individual stories of loneliness and isolation, and create social movements for justice and equality.

LAT Partners' Learning

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) older people are more likely to live in the most deprived communities and are at higher risk of loneliness and social isolation. LAT Partners have engaged with BAME older people in higher numbers than average across the national Big Lottery Funded Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme. LAT Partners will share their learning in addressing loneliness and social isolation, dispelling myths on ageing, and encouraging BAME older people's active role in communities.

Panel Discussion: BAME Older People Flourishing - a way forward

Join our panel discussion with Amrit Wilson, Daxa Patel (Belgrave Baheno Peepul Centre, Leicester City CCG, and LAT Board), and Ivan Browne (Leicester City Council, Interim Director of Public Health tbc), facilitated by Karen Chouhan (WEA), which will stimulate discussion on priorities to create a flourishing, age-friendly Leicester.

LAT is a Partnership of 17 voluntary and community sector organisations working across five wards in Leicester. 

This event is held in partnership with DICE: Unit for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement - University of Leicester, and The Race Equality Centre (TREC).

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