Picton monument survey launched by council’s new group

A NEW task and finish group set up by Carmarthenshire County Council to improve diversity and address racism has begun its first piece of work, asking for people’s views about the Picton monument in Carmarthen. The cross-party Equality and Diversity (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) Task and Finish Group has Continue Reading

Council cross-party task group starts work on tackling racism

THE views of the Carmarthenshire public and in particular black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities will be taken on board as a cross-party group starts work on tackling racism, a senior councillor has said. The new task and finish group will, as part of its remit, consider the future Continue Reading

Professor Charlotte Williams to lead work on teaching Wales’s “rich history built on difference and diversity”

PROFESSOR Charlotte Williams OBE has been appointed by the Welsh Government to lead a new working group to advise on and improve the teaching of themes relating to Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and experiences across all parts of the school curriculum. Professor Williams accepted an invitation from the Continue Reading

Street names monuments and statues being re-evaluated across Carmarthenshire

FOLLOWING a lively debate, county councillors voted in favour of a motion which makes clear the authority’s abhorrence of racism, prejudice and discrimination – past and present. Street names and monuments including a statue of slave-owning soldier Sir Thomas Picton are to be re-evaluated across Carmarthenshire. A cross-party task and Continue Reading

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