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).
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. The first of these is the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.
This organisation may already be well known to many people in the UK. It was founded after the tragic murder of Stephen Lawrence in an unprovoked racist attack. His potential and ambitions left unfulfilled inspired the founding of the charitable trust in his name on the premise that inequality must be tackled in all its forms. The trust works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 13 to 30 to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice. They also influence others to create a fairer society in which everyone, regardless of their background, can flourish.
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!