Talks and seminars

This event is focused on BAME community though not exclusively.
Black and Asian people living in the UK are three times more likely to need an organ transplant than the general population.
These communities are more susceptible to illnesses such as diabetes, kidney disease and heart disease which may result in organ failure. There is a shortage of Black and Asian donors.
Study from 2004 showed the perception that blood and organ donation is ‘something which white people do’
BAME community members on the Organ Donation list have to wait on average 3 times as long as a white person for a transplant.
Patients from the same ethnic group are more likely to be a close match. A few people with rare tissue types may only be able to receive a well-matched organ from someone of the same ethnic origin, so it is important that people from all ethnic backgrounds donate organs.

Tuesday, 27 January, 2015 -
10:30 to 14:00

Big changes are happening in health and social care, and this event organised by Race Equality Foundation and Black Southwest Network will give you the information you need to know. By attending you will have the chance to hear about:

Thursday, 15 January, 2015 -
12:00 to 16:00

Every year in the UK thousands of people are imprisoned without charge or trial, causing untold hamr and at huge cost. The UK is the only European country where there is no time limit and some people are detained for several years.

'It is mental torture. It is unjust. It has to be changed, no matter how long it takes.' A BRR member about being detained.

with Eiri Ohtani - The Detention Forum; Melanie Griffiths - Asylum Welcome; BRR members.

Hot drinks and snacks available.


Wednesday, 10 December, 2014 -
19:00 to 21:00

As part of their Health Forum, Bristol Women's Voice have organised a series of talks on women's health issues.

The first one on 11th December looks at the link between domestic violence and mental health, with guest speakers:

- Dr. Emma Williamson, Centre for Gender & Violence Research from the University of Bristol

Thursday, 11 December, 2014 -
19:30 to 21:00

VIP speaker : Tim Pemberton

Managing Editor, BBC Radio, Bristol

Many stories of 'faith', 'faith leaders' and 'faith communities' hit the headlins and make the news... but too often 'good' stories are missed.


How do we tell the stories of people and communities we really are?

How do we speak up for contribution that faith communities can make to the life of Bristol?

Thursday, 4 December, 2014 -
15:00 to 18:00


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