Black Members Committee Meeting

17 September 2022 10:00am–4:00pm

Hilton Bournemouth Hotel

The theme is Black Leadership and Getting Involved. We have several guest speakers to inspire and empower you, along with the opportunity of meeting the UNISON South West Black Members’ Committee members and consider if you would like to join the Committee too.

Join our black members committee

17th September 2022 10:00-16:00


  • 10:00 Introductions
  • 11:15 Break
  • 11:30 Preeti Sood – Achieving the Activist Award (Get Active 2022)
  • 12:00 Break
  • 12:15 Marcia Dawkins – “Call Me By My Name”
  • 12:45 Nathan Aljoe – The Race Equality Protocol
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Sharon Foster – Black Women in society, Being a Magistrate
  • 14:30 Vienna Watts – Let’s Get Real, How Colonialism Has Impacted Black Progression
  • Q&A
  • 16:00 Close

PhoxTrott Room – Hilton Bournemouth Hotel BH2

This is the registration form for the UNISON South West Black Members’ Committee seminar which is open to all UNISON South West members who identify as ‘Black’*.

*UNISON Definition of Black
Black members: in UNISON ‘Black’ is used to indicate people with a shared history. Black with a capital ‘B’ is used in its broad political and inclusive sense to describe people in Britain that have suffered colonialism and enslavement in the past and continue to experience racism and diminished opportunities in today’s society.



If you have any enquiries please email:

Registration deadline: noon , Thursday 8th September


How much will it cost?
There should be no cost to you except for your time on the day.  All you need to do is get yourself to the venue.

This will be an inclusive event, so refreshments and lunch will be provided.  UNISON members should be able to claim their travel expenses back form their respective UNISON Branches and the Committee members from the region.

Can I bring my children?
Yes.  Although the meeting is for UNISON members, we are looking at providing creche facilities for those with young families which we hope will aid attendance for those with carer responsibilities.  If this applies to you, please provide details below.