Monday, December 15, 2008

Your Local Council needs you!

Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Women Councillors Taskforce Outreach Event

Friday 12th December 2008

The Guildhall, George Hall, South Road, Swansea, SA1 4PE

We are looking for black and ethnic minority women who may be interested in standing for their local council to attend this event in Swansea. A flyer can be found at by clicking

This is an exciting opportunity to hear from Baroness Gale, the Wales Commissioner for the Women’s National Commission and Yvonne Jardine, Government Taskforce member, about how they got involved in public life and what it means to them. Participants will be given the opportunity to participate in two interactive workshops with experienced facilitators who will share their experiences; skills needed to not only become a Councillor but how to be an effective champion in your community.

The organisation is able to assist participants with travel arrangements to and from this event and have arranged free coach travel from Cardiff train station to the Guildhall in Swansea. The coach will be leaving Cardiff Train station at 8.00 and returning from the Guildhall at 14:00. If you wish to make use of this free travel service you will need to reserve a place on the coach. Please ensure you do this when registering online for the event as allocations will be on a first come first served basis.

Registration will commence at 09.30 with the event starting at 10.00 and is scheduled to end with a networking lunch at 13.00.

1 comment:

Green Man said...

Interesting this. Swansea Council's Labour Party deselected their only Black woman Councillor at Llansamlet Ward where she lived. She had not retired as she then contested a Lib Dem stronghold Ward the other side of the city at Sketty and lost in May 2008. So much for local Labour support for ethnic minorities. Their hypocrisy is really breath taking as they and she are involved in this campaign above!