BAME groups in Brighton

Where are all the BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) people in Brighton? Check out this list of just some of the groups available to our growing community. Contact me if you want to include a group.

Women of Colour Group:
An informal group for anyone who identifies as a woman of colour, including non binary people of colour for whom this is a large part of their identity. Over 400 professional women in this group. We meet last Thursday of the month.

BAME Arts & Culture network Brighton & Hove:
A new network for professionals from Black, Asian, minority ethnic or mixed-heritage backgrounds working in the arts, culture and heritage sectors in and around Brighton and Hove.

Radical Rhizomes:
Radical Rhizomes is a social network created by and exclusively for QTIPoC – people of colour who define as queer, trans or intersex – living, working or studying in Brighton & Hove.

QTIPoC Narratives:
Brighton based QTIBPoC collective, creating workshops, art, zines and alternative mental health space.

NEW! Black Brighton & Black Brighton Book Club:

A space to promote, black business, creatives and liberation within the city. For Us and By Us.

I, Too Am Sussex:
I too am Sussex is dedicated to creating a deeper understanding of the inequalities of race and how they intersect with gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, sexual identities etc.

Black Lives Matter Brighton:

Black-led movement in Brighton who believe deeply that Black Lives Matter. The struggle is global, and so must be the solution. Organising peaceful protests in Brighton.

Writing Our Legacy:
Writing Our Legacy is an unincorporated association set up in 2012 whose aim is to raise awareness of the contributions of Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) writers, poets, playwrights and authors born, living or connected to Sussex.

BMECP Centre Brighton:
Our vision is to create a sustainable resource centre which champions the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community in Brighton and Hove and support BME communities and their families.

Black and Minority Ethnic Young People’s Project:
We are a youth led organisation. We aim to provide support and empowerment for Black, Asian, Arab and Mixed Heritage young people aged 11 to 25 in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas.

Brighton and Hove BME Heritage Network:
This Facebook group is associated with a network of community-based researchers, artists and activists with a shared interest in BME heritage, arts and culture, formed in 2014, who meet regularly at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery for coffee mornings, talks and training events. The network aims to support the sharing of resources and skills in order to promote BME heritage and is open to all who share its goals.

BAME Society Sussex University:
We are the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Society (BAME) and we stand for you.

Brighton African and Caribbean Group:
This is a group for people of African or Caribbean heritage or people who want to know more about African and Caribbean culture. This is great place to meet people from all across Africa and the Caribbean who are living in Brighton.

MOSAIC Black and Mixed-Parentage Family group is an organisation set up to combat the effects of racism on Black and Mixed Parentage families and individuals. In 2010 it celebrates 20 years of existence and of hard work in Brighton and Hove and surrounding areas.

Brighton and Hove Black History Project:
Brighton & Hove Black History Month is a programme of arts and heritage activities put together by members of the local community which aims to raise the profile of Black and Black and Ethnic Minority experience, heritage and culture in particular (but not exclusively) African-Caribbean arts, culture and history.

BME Workers’ Forum:
Brighton & Hove City Council’s BME (Black & Minority Ethnic) Workers’ Forum is an organisation that represents BME council employees in the local authority. Our aim is to ensure that BME staff have access to equal opportunities and receive fair treatment. The forum holds yearly elections to elect a steering group, and posts are open to all members. The steering group advocates on behalf of the forum, and will often solicit members’ views before proceeding with decisions.

Ethnic Minority Well-being:
Community Development Worker – BAME Wellbeing at The Trust for Developing Communities