2020 PRODUCE NEW COHESION VIDEO
A new video was launched as part of a community cohesion bid by the youth sector of community group One Voice Blackburn.
‘Don’t Judge Me By My Name’ created by 2020 Vision involves five members of the group being recorded saying: ‘Judge me by character, judge me by my personality, don’t judge me by my name.’ It was launched at the One Voice annual Dinner, held at Windsor Suite, King Georges hall, on Saturday 25 February 2017.
The video will be taken into schools as well as being promoted on social media. It is part of a wider community cohesion initiative in a bid to get communities of different faiths and backgrounds to come together in the local area. Recently the issue of segregation has been the focus of national media, the 2020 Vision project was first considered during a summer meeting of the group.
Samera Jamil, part of 2020 Vision said,
“The aim of the video is to break down barriers and stereotypes. Often, one may not have even met the person but they have already formed an opinion about them based upon their name.
“They create an identity without physically having seen them.
“We want people to acknowledge that this type of stereotyping does exist and hopefully find a way to overcome it in a sense.”
2020 vision is a community project directed by One Voice. It encompasses numerous social action projects aimed at engaging young people in their communities and to develop the next generation of leaders.
LAUNCH OF NEW LEADERSHIP GROUP
2020 Vision was launched formally by Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Mohammed Khan, in February 2016 at the One Voice Annual Dinner. The team have also met with a number of high profile local leaders including Chief Executive of the Council, Harry Catherall.
This forum will allow young people access to decision makers and organisations that share a common belief in addressing the problems within Blackburn and not being afraid to tackle these problems through discussion and social engagement.
2020 Vision aims to tackle the lack of engagement of young people within cultural, economic and political issues affecting their local neighbourhoods in Blackburn. The formation of this initiative hopes to address this lack of involvement and successfully establish young people within the decision making process.
If you would like to participate please contact One Voice: firstname.lastname@example.org