Newham reflects the world, with over a hundred different languages spoken on our streets and a vibrant mix of ethnic groups, with 72% of our residents are from Black, Asian, and other ethnically diverse groups.
Diversity plays a significant role in shaping the culture and identity of the borough. However, we know that people from Black, Asian, and other ethnically diverse groups can face multiple economic, social and health inequalities. These have been exacerbated during the pandemic.
We are setting up a Newham Race Equality Alliance to help address the systemic discrimination and disadvantages experienced by residents of Newham because of their race or ethnicity.
We are looking for an independent chair and eight people who can become members of the Alliance who can champion race equality across the borough. If you are interested, read below, and click here to find out more about nominating yourself