Engaging diverse community into Public Life and the Democratic Process
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 from 18:00 to 20:30 (GMT)
Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) invite you to our oncoming community engagement event on
Engaging diverse community into Public Life and the Democratic Process".
Date: 28 October 2015, Wednesday Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX (Beside the Mosque Kitchen)
The event aims to raise awareness and encourage BME community to enter into public life and become more involved in the democratic process providing advice, information and showcasing the ‘role-models’.
Inspirational guest speakers (Role Models) who currently held a public position (MSPs, Councillors, Community Councillors, Public Appointees) from minority ethnic background will share their own experiences of public life and how they overcome the barriers that many minority ethnic individuals may face. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the guests to get practical insightful advice and useful tips.
On-site facility will be provided by the Lothian Joint Valuation Board (Electoral Registration Officer) at the event’s stall. Moreover, participants can update/check their personal details held on electoral roll.
Membership & Information will be available of the following organisations:
• Major political parties
• Public Appointments Commissioner
• Community Councils
The event is free and open to minority ethnic individuals live/work across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Please come and find out more about different levels of public life and find your point of start into public life.
Light refreshments and tea/coffee will be provided. Places are limited so booking is required. To book online: http://diversityinpubliclife.eventbrite.co.uk or by telephone: 0131556 0441, email: email@example.com
We would like to request if you could please circulate this invitation to your contacts who you think might be interested in this event. Please find the enclosed event flyer for more information.
We very much hope you can join us on 28th October and look forward to welcoming you.
Equality Engagement Officer
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