Ok To Be CIC

Ok To Be CIC

At a glance

Causes

  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Human rights
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Social care
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Not for profit
Geographical remit: 
Regional

Objectives

​​​​​Ok To Be CIC works with teachers, social workers, youth workers, foster carers and adopters to build their understanding of the history of racism and the impact on children and young people. We then support the development of anti-racist practice in the relevant sectors. 

We work on the basis that if our children and young people are supported by adults who really understand racism there is less chance of it being perpetuated and therefore less racial harm being caused. 

We aim to: 

  • advance the education of the public in the subject of anti-racism
  • promote equity, diversity and inclusion for the public benefit by the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of race
  • raise awareness of the different racial groups to promote good relations between persons of different racialised groups

Training and educating is carried out in-person or via video workshops. Thought provoking and interactive, the sessions challenge common myths and biases and build an accurate history of the growth of racism to ensure a solid foundation to build anti-racist action and practices upon. 

Activities

Ok To Be CIC works closely with local Hertfordshire services and beyond to design and deliver education and training through in-person and online sessions where attendees work together to explore their relationship to racism. An environment of openness and humility is created to allow vulnerability and difficult conversations to flow freely, allowing real change to happen. 

Quality resources and exercises are used to provoke deep thinking and exploration of the subject. Real-life, sector-specific examples and case studies ensure the content is relatable and engaging. 

 

Current opportunities

Hertfordshire, SG6 3NB

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