Empowering Black & Minority Ethnic Women Event
This event has now been held
On Tuesday 24 May 2011 from 2.30pm –6.00pm at Ambleside Parish Centre there was a women only event celebrating black and minority ethnic (BME) women.
This was a delightful afternoon of workshops including belly dancing, "Saying NO!” and Philippine dancing, as well as great food and many activities. It's free AND there is a crèche!
Oxfam and AWAZ Cumbria have teamed up with the Cumbria Multicultural Women's Network, Ambleside Migrant Women's Project, Inter-ACT, Sure Start and the Elephant and Camel Café in Bowness on Windermere to bring this afternoon to life.
Yasmin Babiker, Chair of the newly formed Inter-ACT group based in the South Lakes said "This is an event that brings together BME women from all over the Barrow and South Lakes area. We're hoping women take some confidence from meeting with one another and having fun. There are some amazing women out there!”
This event is the first of 3 Oxfam funded occasions meant to empower BME women in the South Lakes area. Subsequent events will be an IT workshop in Ulverston on 14 June 2011 and another event called "VOICE” is in the planning stages for the 12 July 2011.
Oxfam has also funded a parallel series of events in Carlisle, led by AWAZ Cumbria in partnership with Barnardo's and the Asian Women's Network.