Black Voices Matter
Black Lives Matter Derby will develop a panel of experts, scrutineers and opinion formers to interface with the media, business and advertisement scrutiny panel to challenge under representation and misrepresentation. This will include media coverage and doing work around Black portrayals in mainstream media.
Black Lives Matter Derby will create its own media platforms, including social media, and work with existing grassroots media projects such as Mash-Up Youth Provision, M-prez Enterprise, Derby People’s Diary and Derby Sound Community Radio to amplify Black voices in Derby.
Black Lives Matter Derby will deliver media skills training to equip more Black people in the community to create blogs, vlogs, podcasts, zines, digital campaigns and broadcasts.
Black Lives Matter Derby will lobby for dedicated regular features within existing mainstream media outlets to amplify Black voices, including a regular feature in the Derby Telegraph and regular airtime on BBC Radio Derby.
Black Lives Matter Derby will engage with public services to advise on policy development and how to build trust in services and improve outcomes for Black people.
Black Lives Matter Derby will lobby all sectors to ensure the compilation of accurate statistical information on the local Black community in relation to service delivery, recruitment, selection, appointments, promotion, representation and so forth.
Black Lives Matter Derby will work to build democratic participation and mobilise the ‘Black vote’ locally, drawing on good practice including London’s Operation Black Vote.