MEET THE PANEL
ACTIVISM & CAMPAIGNING
Director of Black South West Network, a charity focused on human rights, equality, access to knowledge and socio-economic inclusion within the framework of advocating on behalf of Black and Minority Ethnic communities. Sado was awarded The African Achievers Award in 2015.
COMMUNITY LEADERS, CHARITY & VOLUNTEERING
Chief Executive of the University of Bristol Students’ Union with over 30 years experience within the recruitment, training and education sectors. Sam has a particular interest in equality and diversity and recently won the Simpson King Staff Award in recognition of her contribution to students and the national EDI agenda.
ARTS, SPORTS & CULTURE
Producer focused on BAME inclusion in the arts. With 10 years experience in the sector, Zahra has supported the creative industries in creating welcoming and respectful spaces, with appropriate opportunities for BAME practitioners within fashion, arts and technology sectors.
Cllr ASHER CRAIG
LOCAL GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SECTOR
Asher has over 30 years experience as a community activist & campaigner, leader, consultant and now local politician. She has championed the needs of the voice-less, with a particular emphasis on the social-economic development of BME and under-represented communities.
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
Sibusiso has devoted his energy to supporting and improving his local community. Sibusiso has engaged with different spheres of influences from his involvement in the community radio Ujima to city, regional and international levels involving government, private and the volunteer sector.
Rebecca is a member of the University of Bristol Finance team and BAME Staff Advisory group chair.
From Sourcing Strategy to Recruitment Strategy Rebecca champions inclusiveness and diversity across the organisation.
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY
Founder of The Social Detail social media agency and co-founder of The BMECollective. The BME Collective is an inclusive group for those with an appreciation of the Afro-Caribbean culture.
MEDIA & JOURNALISM
Youtuber and content creator for Rife Magazine and ‘Bristol Is The New Black’. Having finished working on her own short film as part of Channel 4’s Random Acts series, Euella is working with her creative partner Imogen Downes to create a sex-ed website for young people.
Chante is a Social Policy with Quantitative Methods graduate from the University of Bristol. Founder of the Bristol BME Powerlist, and the Bristol is the New Black Collective, which sought to bridge the gap between the Bristol black community and black students at the university. She is the former president of the ACS, chair of the Bristol SU BME Network and Chair of Bristol Labour Students.
Eva is an intercalating medical student at the University of Bristol. Alongside her studies she sits as the Chair of the Bristol SU BME Network and leads the students' ministry at her local church in Bristol. She has recently co-founded a new society, BME Medics and has played an active role in the UoB African Caribbean Society committee in the past year.
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The people listed in the Bristol BME Powerlist publication and online were nominated across Bristol’s community, with the final shortlist of 100 decided on by a panel of judges. The selections made were based on the nominations that were received at the time. The list was compiled as part of a specific campaign and is not updated or maintained.