Due to the COVID pandemic my service, like many others, was no longer running. However, I missed the opportunity to make an impact that service had hence driving me to join “#Race” a focus group that looks into race-related issues and how best to surmount them (LO4).

Though I had always acknowledged the existence of race-related issues within and outside the school community I never quite got the opportunity to do more than that. This focus group gave me an avenue to understand the nuanced factors that culminate into large racial issues such as bias and stereotypes.

The experience of conversing with my peers about racial issues was invaluable, and one that I would strongly advocate to the people I know. It allows you to reflect on your understanding of issues that pervade our society, and though we often think we comprehend the complexity of such issues – we don’t.