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A farewell from the Co-POWeR Consortium - 11 February 2023


Dear friends of Co-POWeR, The Consortium on Practices for Wellbeing and Resilience in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities and Families (Co-POWeR) formally ends on 11 February 2023. Co-POWeR is a testament to what can be achieved and the knowledge that can be produced through research collaboration and community action. I and the team are...

Co-POWeR Policy Brief - now available in multiple languages


The Co-POWeR Policy Brief that was launched in Westminster in June 2022, is now available in multiple languages on the White Rose Online Research Repository. Please see the pages below to view and download PDFs of the document in: English Arabic Welsh Bangla Gujurati Hindi Punjabi Tamil Urdu Somali You can also visit our webpage...

Obituary: Dr Banyana Madi-Segwagwe


Co-POWeR is deeply saddened to share news of the passing of Dr Banyana Madi-Segwagwe who died unexpectedly, following a short period of illness. Banyana was a member of the Co-POWeR Community Engagement Panel and worked closely with Work Package 4. Her research expertise and lived experience of being a Black person in the UK were...

Best wishes from Co-POWeR


To all our friends, we wish you health and happiness for the festive season and new year.  

Short poetry film 'I Care' screened as part of Black History Month 2022


Inspiring Stories by Inspiring People took place on 31 October 2022. The showcase of Black Professionals in the College of Health, Science & Sciety at UWE Bristol was organised as part of Black History Month. A featured short film was 'I Care', a poem was written by the event organiser, Emmanuel Adukwu, and focused on...

Co-POWeR Animation Premiere


On Friday 11 November 2022, Co-POWeR members, Professor Iyiola Solanke (Principal Investigator) and Dr Shareefa Fadhel (Research Project Manager) led an online, interactive workshop entitled 'Co-POWeR: Exposing the Hidden Stories of the Pandemic' as part of The 2022 Festival of Social Science. The session was well-attended, and initiated much conversation and engagement on these important,...

Ahmed Fofanah: July 1980-August 2022


It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dear friend, Ahmed Fofanah, who passed away on 04 August 2022. Ahmed was a key member of the Co-POWeR Community Engagement Panel, and we are honoured that he joined us and spoke at our Westminster Policy event in June. He will be sadly missed...

UK Covid-19 Inquiry inviting applications


Module 1 of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry has been officially opened by its chair, Baroness Heather Hallett. Visit this page for Information relating to giving evidence to the COVID-19 Inquiry. You may be eligible for Core Participant status. Core participants will have a formal role in the Inquiry, with the right to make opening and...

BreaDth - A Review on the theatre play about COVID, Care and Struggles against Racism


Anisha Debbarman, International Junior Research Associate at the University of Sussex, shares her review of 'breaDth'. Please see below for an excerpt of the article. You can read the full review on the Sohaya Visions website. ____________________________________________________________ What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now!   Hands up! Don't shoot!   I...