Wayne Reid - Ordinary Black people doing extraordinary thingsFriday 23 October, 2020 – Friday 23 October, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
This talk will be delivered virtually.
Wayne Reid is a Professional Officer for the British Association of Social Workers England and lives in Sheffield. Wayne qualified as a social worker in 2010, but the entirety of his social care experience spans nearly 20 years. He has worked in: private fostering; the Probation Service; youth offending; adult mental health; child protection and with care leavers.
As a black male social worker, Wayne understands some of the challenges that service-users and practitioners from different ethnic minority groups can face. From his experience, Wayne believes academic and ‘life education’ are essential to improve an individual’s quality of life and life chances.
About the talk
Wayne and Jermaine are joined by Diana Katoto, a social work student at the University of Birmingham. Together they discuss racism in the UK in general (for example, Google Wayne's work on the KCMG medal) and in social work as a profession. They discuss Black History Month (should this even be a thing...?), Black Lives Matter (shouldn't it be 'all lives matter'?) and how to ensure equality for all across the UK.
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