Our next meeting will be on 21st July 7pm with local author and Diversity expert Vernal Scott
Vernon was recently appointed Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Essex Police. In his limited time in role he has revised the pending D&I Strategy, updated the Impact Assessment template, proposed EDIC (Equality Diversity Inclusion Cohesion) working groups to effect problem-solving on issues such as Stop and Search and Use of Force. Prior to moving to this role he worked for Havering Council.
Some of his biggest external past projects including working with Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick and George Michael. He is most proud of the now defunct Brent HIV Centre, which he developed during the outset of that virus in the 1980s. Supporters included Princess Diana. One of his first service users was a Met Police officer living with AIDS.
His hobbies include writing books, the gym, cooking and keeping up with politics.
Vernal’s book God’s Other Children: a London Memoir was published in 2017 and was described as a “Fascinating, riveting account of a life full of the joys and sorrows of growing up and living in a homophobic environment and surviving to tell the tale. Well written with a delightful touch of humour throughout”.
His talk will be “Gods, Policing and Life”
Time: Jul 21, 2021 07:00 PM London
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Meeting ID: 892 5166 6373
Later in 2021…
Speakers in the pipeline include
Wes Streeting MP,
Sam Tarry MP,
Deputy Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council Samia Ashraf
GLA List member Elly Baker