Black Cultural Archives’ Vice-Chair Miranda Brawn steps up to become a Patron of the UK’s Black heritage centre. Miranda Brawn is currently Vice-Chair on the Board of Black Cultural Archives as will continue to support with the sustainability of the national organisation.
Black Cultural Archives’ has a strong commitment to promoting diversity and equality and as Vice-Chair Miranda has played a key role in raising awareness about the organisation’s mission. Her influence in driving BCA forward over the last two years have included initiatives such as BCA in the City sponsored by Fasken Martineau LLP in 2015 and Hogan Lovells in 2016, bridging the gap between the corporate and heritage sector, whilst engaging corporates in timely conversations regarding race equality within corporate sector.
Her work has also extended to developing partnerships with the University of Law offering scholarships to aspiring law students as part of Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship and Lecture. Black Cultural Archives played a role in providing access to young people across the country. She has recently been awarded the UK Diversity Legal Award 2016 and one of the 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance 2016.
During the time in which Miranda served as Vice-Chair, Black Cultural Archives has been recognised for its commitment and work to diversity and equality through various initiatives and has recently been awarded the National Diversity Award for Community Organisation for Race, Faith and Religion 2016. The national Award recognises our dedication to tackling issues in today’s society, and commitment to championing diversity.
Miranda Brawn says “After nearly 2.5 years, I have decided to resign as Vice-Chair of the Black Cultural Archives and take on the role as Patron of the Black Cultural Archives commencing in the New Year. I am looking forward to supporting this amazing organisation while helping to increase diversity within the UK.”
Dawn Hill, Chair of Black Cultural Archives says, “We look forward to welcoming Miranda as Patron to Black Cultural Archives. Her commitment to supporting BCA is tremendous and her work has been incredible support in helping us to realise our vision. Miranda herself has been recognised as an award-winning diversity leader and we are pleased to announce Miranda will become a long-standing Patron of Black Cultural Archives.”
Find out more about Patrons of Black Cultural Archives here.