Your City. Your Voice.City Conversation IV
At City Conversations I and II, in Easton and Withywood, we discussed Bristol’s reputation as a divided city. At City Conversation III, in Cotham, we talked about what actions we need to take to address racial inequality in Bristol and make lasting change. Four initial pledges were drawn up, stemming from those first conversations, and were added to by those in the room.
- Create a Bristol Curriculum to tell Bristol’s history and the histories of black people within and beyond it truthfully and without bias
- Achieve better representation at board and governance level in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors
- Achieve better representation in middle management across the city, especially in schools and other places where visible role models are so vital
- Find an appropriate permanent way over the next 10 years to commemorate the city’s relationship with the Transatlantic Slave Trade
- Initiate specific projects which create new links between communities across Bristol who never meet, interact or have the chance to understand each other
- Set up a Young City Conversation to allow the emerging generation to continue what has been started
- Offer a unifying hopeful statement of the values which might define a future Bristol
We split into subgroups to discuss the pledges further and turn them into realistic action plans.
At City Conversation IV, we’ll revisit the purpose of City Conversations and what they have meant for the city, report on the ongoing work of the subgroups, and discuss the importance of partnerships and – vitally – what should happen next...
Join in and add your voice to the growing number who want to change Bristol for the better. We need you!