The second of our Call it out! series with The Everyday Bigotry Project will be held on Tuesday 8th of August in Cardiff. Call it out! aims to facilitate critical discussion around solutions to rising hate crime, and further amplify the voices and work of networks/individuals advocating for these solutions. Call it Cardiff! has been organised by our friends at Anti-Racism Cardiff.
Uzo Iwobi OBE
Originally from Nigeria, Uzo holds a law degree from the University of Nigeria and she qualified as a solicitor and a barrister and was called to the Nigerian Bar. After moving to Wales, she worked as a Lecturer in Law at the Swansea Law School. She founded the African Community Centre (ACC) in Wales and served as the Police National Diversity Team (PNDT) based at the Home Office. Uzo was awarded Swansea Bay Woman of the Year (Community Achievement) Award in 2006 and an OBE for contributions to Community Race Relations in 2008. Uzo was a trustee with the British Red Cross and the UWC Atlantic College. She currently holds the post of Chief Executive Officer of Race Council Cymru. This year she won an award at the Ethnic Minority Welsh Women Awards.
Sahar is an executive member of Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), assistant general secretary of the Muslim Council of Wales (MCW), youth leader for Citizen UK Wales. Sahar is a graduate from Cardiff University in Genetics; MSc in Biomedical science and has worked as a Molecular geneticist at the NHS. Now she is working full-time as a community activist against Islamophobia
Abdul-Azim has a PhD in religion. He is the editor of On Religion Magazine, which provides an informed and impartial discussion on religion, faith, society and politics. Abdul-Azim is also an academic, writer, and researcher. He has worked with the Muslim Council of Wales and Diverse Cymru.
Victoria researches and writes about race, class, gender and other questions of equality. She previously taught Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London; and before coming to Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. Victoria is a trustee for the prisoner rehabilitation charity Stretch, which develops digital arts, storytelling and skills for those within the criminal justice system. Victoria is also a regular writer for the The Big Issue.
Councillor Ali Ahmed
Ali Ahmed is the Co-Chair of Stand Up To Racism Wales, the Chair of Unite Against Fascism Wales, Vice Chair of Bangladesh Association Cardiff & Labour Councillor for the Cathays area of Cardiff