The importance of Black Inclusion Week

Lisa Wood / Marketing and Communications Lead | 20/05/2024

Last week was Black Inclusion Week (BIW), which is a new but important workplace initiative.

The aim of which is to raise the awareness of black people in the United Kingdom, with a secondary aim of highlighting the importance of inclusion within the workplace environment.

Objectives of Black Inclusion Week (https://lnkd.in/e3EKhA-w)
-Make us stronger as one community
-Create a commitment towards change
-Be a celebration of Black people in society
-Empower all and facilitate action
-Connect us through collaboration

In terms of the ‘be a celebration of Black people in society’ objective.

Here are a few words from one of the Naimuri team, about what the week means to him.....

"From a personal perspective one of my heroes is Misan Harriman and I’d like to share with you a brief overview of his story.

Misan is Nigerian born and is one of today’s most popular visual storytellers, an Oscar Nominated filmmaker and social activist.

Misan was the first black person to shoot British Vogue's September issue cover. Misan is also a avid mental health campaigner, particularly in the area of Neurodiversity, Dyslexia, diversity and inclusion.

He is also the Chair of London's Southbank Centre and the founder of Culture3, who’s mission is to explore what web 3.0s impacts are on society.

With all this being said, in order to focus on inclusion effectively, we need an understanding of the barriers to inclusion and the biases that we as individuals have.

These factors can act as barriers to meaningful change, and we as individuals, organisations and a society need to understand and seek to address these issues.

Here, there needs to be a desire to debate and challenge ourselves in order to affect meaningful change. We at Naimuri are committed to Diversity and Inclusion.

Throughout the year there will be a series of diversity and inclusion activities initiated to promote diversity and inclusion across a range of under-represented communities.

At Naimuri we believe that the promotion of diversity and inclusion should not be limited to a week per underrepresented group, but should be a permanent part of our workplace culture".


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