In today’s episode I sit down with Akeem-Chavez Williams. Akeem is an Alumni Programme manager at Future First, an award-winning charity that builds alumni networks in state schools. Akeem joined Future First after 4 years of working in Higher Education at Russell Group Universities, as well as working with organisations to provide educational talks surrounding queer identity. Akeem has also worked on the HIV: Let’s sort this together campaign, which aims to end new diagnoses of the disease within a generation. This campaign is Manchester’s first HIV prevention and awareness campaign, and was in partnership with LGBT Foundation, George House Trust and PaSH.
In our conversation, we discuss the recent Sewell report and whether institutional racism exists in the UK, the value of building alumni networks and what employers can do to level the playing field for young people. Future First do amazing work in the UK so I’m excited for you to listen and learn how you can get involved in what they do.
***Please note that the views shared in this podcast by the speakers are personal and do not represent their respective employers.***