The Met is proud to be part of a new partnership project with organisations across Bury to address issues around diversity, inclusion and hate through funding from the Greater Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Fund.
Our Creative Case for Diversity group includes representation from ADAB, BAME project, Bury Asian Women’s Centre, Bury Pride, Bury Blind Society, Communic8te and Bury Art Museum and has been meeting regularly since September 2020. Our Hate Crime Awareness project is the first collaborative project we have developed and we hope it will be the first of many.
Starting off with an online launch in Greater Manchester Hate Crime Week where representatives from partner organisations talked about their experiences with Hate Crime and how discrimination impacts their community, the project will go on to bring together artists and creatives from a range of different backgrounds to share artistic activities with young people at face-to-face events later on in the year.
You can watch back the first online meeting of the group on YouTube here. The meeting was chaired by The Met’s Education Manager Steph Meskell-Brocken with a special introduction from Bury Council’s culture lead Councillor Jane Black.