Statement Of Solidarity

In light of the traumatic impact of the killing of George Floyd, and the renewed focus this has brought to the Black Lives Matter movement, Manuel Bravo Project is committed to taking further action to tackle racial injustice.

We oppose racism and discrimination in all its formswe understand that words are not enough, andwe need to take action to challenge structural racism.

Manuel Bravo Project was founded upon principles of justice and equality. We remain committed to challenging the ‘Hostile Environment’ and supporting people seeking refuge and asylum. We also want to address the underrepresentation of ethnic minorities* within the charity sector’s workforce, leadership and beneficiaries. We aim to do this by better reflecting the ethnicity of the people and places we serve at Manuel Bravo and across all levels of our charity from trustees to volunteers.

This will support our aim to build a more diverse group of talented people who can work together towards our shared goal. We also want to ensure that people with lived experience of the immigration system can help shape our work.

We are currently working on our Anti-Racist action plan and will publish this as soon as possible. We will commit to continuously review our progress and organizational change against this.

*We recognise that using terminology such as ‘ethnic minorities’ and ‘ethnicity’ are politicised concepts which can invisibilise people and reinforce systems of inequality and racism. This is not withstanding the intersectionality between ethnicity, other protected characteristic groups, class and socio-economic status. We are committed to ensuring that we use terminology with care and sensitivity, and are reviewing our use of terminology in our work.  Manuel Bravo will also be publishing an updated Diversity and Equality Policy in line with our Anti-Racist action plan.