BME employment in the West Midlands

Inequality persists for ethnic minority groups in the job market. We know that Black people in Birmingham are approximately three times more likely to be unemployed than White British people. And the economic recovery has not been shared equally with Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities still saddled with unequal employment prospects.


With Local Authorities under increased strain - how can we work together to secure a fair deal for Birmingham’s BME communities?


How do we make sure everyone benefits from economic growth in the West Midlands?

What opportunities does Devolution offer to improve employment outcomes?

What can local businesses do?

We’re inviting you to share your views and discuss solutions with experts and policy makers.


Speakers include:

  • Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham Yardley
  • Joy Warmington, CEO BRAP
  • Professor Monder Ram OBE, University of Birmingham, Director of Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship 
  • Representative from Severn Trent





This event is open to everyone, regardless of their background or identity. Places are free but must be booked in advance.


This event is being organised in partnership with Brap and The Runnymede Trust.

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