Wednesday 6th April 2022
Free, booking required
Calling all Black and Global Ethnic Majorities (GEM) people who are board members or trustees in UK arts and culture organisations. More than ever, creating solidarity among Black and Global Ethnic Majorities board members from across the UK is an urgent enterprise.
Global Ethnic Majorities Board Association (GEMBA) is a self-organising group, independent of iniva, which arose out of preparatory discussions for Jade Montserrat’s public conversation with Amy Lawrence and Jack Tan as part of her Future Collect commission. The group recognises that the experiences of GEM board members can be isolating, and physically, emotionally and intellectually challenging.
Following the first workshop in March, the second meeting in May 2021, and third one in October 2021, the group invite you to their 4th meeting on Wednesday 6 April 2022, 6.30pm. The first half of this meeting will provide a space to share stories and to offer peer support. In the second half, they will open up a knowledge-sharing discussion about alternative models of organising, decision-making and assembling that we might be able to draw upon from non-Eurocentric perspectives and heritages.
To join, please sign up via Eventbrite, and a Zoom link will be sent to you on the day. You will be asked to declare that you are a GEM person and are in, have been in or are about to join a board.
Place: Online via Zoom (captioned and hosted by iniva)
You can contact the group at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(82.6% is the approximate size of the global ethnic majority currently)
Image credit: Excerpt from Jade Montserrat’s notebook pertaining to her thoughts about GEMBA and boards, 2022.