Join Our South Asian Heritage Month Celebrations

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The first-ever South Asian Heritage Month, which launched on 18 July and will run until 17 August, is a great opportunity to celebrate British-South Asian heritage.

Our South Asian colleagues, originally from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, have made a massive contribution to the NBCPA, CPS and wider civil service.

Please join us to learn and celebrate the South Asian community through our exciting line up of events.

See below for a list of events, and a message from Baljit Ubhey, CPS Director of Strategy and Policy and Race Champion about what it means to be South Asian.

Events

Respecting difference, challenging racism – community engagement and empowerment with Asian communities: 3 August, 2-3pm
Alison Gilchrist, Independent Consultant, will be speaking about her experiences of working with Asian communities in Bristol, Birmingham and Sri Lanka. She will explore some of the opportunities and dilemmas associated with being a white anti-racist activist and community development practitioner working in multi-ethnic neighbourhoods, and will pose some challenging questions for discussion. Follow this link to register.

India’s contribution to the world wars: 5 August, 11am-12 pm
Inderpal Singh Dhanjal, Chair of Legacy of Valour Society, will speak about India‘s significant contribution to the world wars. This talk will provide a detailed analysis of the facts and figures, exploring the economic, social, and political impact of India’s contribution to the war effort. Follow this link to register.

Meditation session with Inderpal Kaur-Singh: 10 August, 1.30pm-2pm
Join us on Monday 10 August 2020 from 1.30pm to 2pm for a meditation session with NBCPA member Inderpal Kaur-Singh.
Meditate in the Kundalini yoga style and learn how to stay relaxed and balanced especially when you are under pressure from life’s challenges. Follow this link to register.

South Asian Heritage Month Curry Night: 17 August, 5.30pm
Please join us on 17 August at 5.30pm for this finale event to celebrate Asian music, food and fashion. This will include a quiz and a light-hearted conversation to bring our programme of events to its conclusion. Follow this link to register.

The events have been organised by the National Black Crown Prosecution Association, a Crown Prosecution Service staff network. Please register for our events on Eventbrite with your .gov work email address as this event is only open to civil servants unless arranged previously. We will send Microsoft Teams details 24-48 hours before the event.

Contact us with a work email address if you are not a civil servant and would like to attend any of the events listed.

 

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