UITC To Hosts Vaccine Hesitancy In The BAME Community Responses To Covid Zoom Session – Trust

On 21st July 6pm– 7.30pm, Unity in the Community will host the second webinar, based on the BAME communities’ TRUST surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine.

With the dire need for vaccine, and the hesitancy of the BAME community, Unity in the Community (UITC) would like to gain further insight, with a solutions-based approach to capture any perceived barriers, mistrusts, and general miss information surrounding the current COVID-19 vaccines, available to the general public. 

Featuring key speakers: Dr Robana Hussein-Mills (NHS), Nicola Richards (NTU), Pastor Clive Foster (Pilgrim Church), and Vincent Gee (Inspirational Speaker).

The government’s ethnicity advisor denies that the BAME community was disproportionately affected by the pandemic. And in a recent repost Raghib Ali, the government’s ethnicity adviser, dismisses the impact of structural racism on health and educational inequalities. As well as dismissing Public Health England’s findings that “historic racism and poorer experiences of healthcare” have an impact on people from “black, Asian and minority ethnic (Bame)” communities seeking care, he today suggested that the proven interconnectedness of class and race is somehow a fallacy, and it is actually “where you live, the job you do and the type of housing you live in [that] explains the increased risk in ethnic minority groups”. In other words, all the factors that are already impacted and exacerbated by structural racism.

All sessions are funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

The National Lottery Community Fund, legally named the Big Lottery Fund, is a non-departmental public body responsible for distributing funds raised by the National Lottery for “good causes”. Since 2004 it has awarded over £9 billion to more than 130,000 projects in the UK, The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK, raised by players of The National Lottery.

Devontay Okure director of Unity in the Community would like to thank the National Lottery Community Fund for supporting this ground-breaking community project, and for making the communities voice heard and celebrating our diversity and shared values. 



Unity in the Community was founded following the murder of George Floyd and the resulting global outcry surrounding systemic and institutional racism, that still exists in society today. Which deeply affects black people’s ability to survive and prosper in the global economy, participate in mainstream society and positively engage on an equal playing field.

Our goal is to provide a respected and credible voice to articulate the needs of every person in black and BAME communities in the UK. We will drive development, create opportunities and influence positive change by acting as an infrastructure body to provide accessible programmes that facilitate long-term and sustainable progress for black and BAME communities.

Find out more and register to attend the Zoom session – Insight here EVENTBRITE 

After registering please complete a quick questionnaire for the project, so we can capture as much insight on this topic to drive the conversation.

We hope you will share the webinar with as many people as possible!

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