Lara Oyedele is CIH president and CEO of Black on Board, who aim to promote diversity on the board of organisations across the UK.
We’re delighted to have her with us to speak about her CIH presidential campaign and what she aims to achieve in her presidential year, as well as discussing the role of housing associations in addressing racial inequality within communities, and how board diversity can affect that.
We have included an option to submit a question when you register for this event.
Introduction by chair
Lara Oyedele, CIH President – Keynote speech
About the Racial Equality Group
Alongside many across the UK, housing associations were spurred into action by the murder of George Floyd in 2020 and the resurgent Black Lives Matter movement. A group of committed housing associations have worked with the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment to form a Racial Equality Group.
The REG has released a joint statement of intent from the group and held successful events in 2021 and 2022 with David Lammy MP, Hope Not Hate Charitable Trust, social housing sector leader Tom Murtha, and Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees. The REG is also supporting the Black History Month 365 Fund, a collaborative fund from various housing associations designed to support community groups to host events which promote black history and culture throughout the year, not just during Black History Month.
The Racial Equality Group are hosting this event to continue the conversation and keep pushing for action to move towards racial equality.