MEET THE PANEL

SADO JIRDE

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.

SAM BUDD

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.

ZAHRAH ASH-HARPER

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.

SIBUSISO TSHABALALA

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 SCOTT

UNIVERSITY STAFF

 

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.

JOYANN BOYCE

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.

EUELLA JACKSON

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 JOSEPH

STUDENT

 

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 LARKAI

STUDENT

 

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.