The IBM UK Trust has committed to supporting the IBM Emb(race) campaign for greater racial equality and racial justice by donating significant funds from its resources to three organisations working to ensure that the future for tomorrow’s generations of young black people is discernibly different from that of their predecessors. Working with members from the IBM UK Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic employees network, we have selected three charities to receive funding (£20,000 per organisation). The second charity we are supporting may be less well known: The Black Curriculum Project, founded by young people, works to improve equality through increasing awareness and understanding of the contributions that Black communities and individuals have made to our society in the UK and elsewhere. They believe that ensuring a more representative curriculum is taught in school to all pupils, using the arts as a medium, is critical to delivering achieving greater equality. David Olusoga, a British historian, writer, broadcaster, presenter and film-maker, is a patron of The Black Curriculum.
We invite you to support the IBM Emb(race) campaign, by adding your personal contributions (and, those of your family, friends and colleagues, who are, of course, all very welcome to also contribute) to those of the IBM UK Trust, to enhance and accelerate the changes that we seek to achieve. You can support the work of one, two or all three of the organisations that we have selected to support.
We'd like to think that in an ideal world that through your contributions, we might equal or even exceed those of the IBM UK Trust to the three organisations selected and really help them to make a greater impact.
In anticipation of your support - thank you!