Black Bectu network

This network for Black, Asian and minority ethnic people working in the creative industries is a way for Bectu to be able to listen to your experiences and concerns.

Bectu BAME Barbering training course © Jess Hurd

It is also a way for you to share ideas with Bectu’s Black Members’ Committee and the union about how we can further the interests of BAME people working in film, TV, theatre, live events and the arts.

The murder of George Floyd in America has brought new awareness to the injustice, racism and discrimination experienced by black people in societies that are majority white. This terrible incident has led to mass protests around the world about the treatment of black people at every level of society.

Many organisations and individuals are now starting to consider or reconsider how their structures and practices can be changed to recognise and address the in-built racism that Black, Asian and minority ethnic people deal with.

The creative industries are also going through that process. At Bectu, we know that BAME underrepresentation is a huge problem throughout these industries.

This is because of the systemic racism which exists within them; the barriers to entry, the glass ceilings once you’re in the door and the overt and casual racism that occurs when there are no repercussions for that behaviour.

The Black Bectu network is a network for Bectu members to share these experiences, build relationships with allies and have access to information and resources about all the different forms of racism people experience in the workplace. By signing up you will receive newsletters, campaigns and invites to meetings and events taking place that specifically relate to race in the creative industries.

Your views and suggestions will be fed back into Bectu’s Black Members Committee which comprises representatives from across Bectu’s industrial divisions.

Watch the webinar: Is there Hope for BAME workers in the creative industries? that took plac on 26 June 2020

 

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Build relationships, share experiences and work together for positive change for black people in the creative industries by joining the Black Bectu network
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By signing up to this network you are consenting to Bectu contacting you in the future about issues relevant to BAME workers and to use your data for equality monitoring. This will be recorded on our membership database. For further information about how we manage members’ data please see our privacy notice.