Nirushan Sudarsan virtually collects the Sheila McKechnie Foundation award for Best Community Campaign in 2020 for Citizens Cymru's Community Jobs Compact work.
The Sheila McKechnie Foundation hosted their annual National Campaigner award ceremony on Wed 30th September 2020, celebrating the best local and national campaigners making change in their communities.
Citizens UK leaders were nominated twice in the Best Community Campaign award, which awards campaigns run on a local community level.
And we are proud to announce that Citizens Cymru Wales won the award for Best Community Campaign!Read more
The killing of George Floyd in the United States has laid bare the extent of police brutality and structural racism faced by black people and people of colour across the world.
We stand in solidarity with those protesting peacefully for Black Lives Matter. We are inspired by their courage, which has painfully reminded us of the depth of racial injustice, including here in the UK.
In England and Wales, BAME groups are four times as likely as white people to be stopped and searched by the police, and black people specifically are nine times as likely to be stopped and searched. The 2011 census showed that black people account for 3% of the population in England and Wales, yet they account for 8% of deaths in police custody. People from BAME group are also over-represented in the prison system in England and Wales where they make up 26% of the prison population.
A vigil at our London Citizens assembly with Sadiq Khan in 2018, remembering the lives lost on London's streets
and organising with young people towards better relationships with the police and to tackle school exclusions.Read more