THURSDAY 31 AUGUST 2023
Marriot Hotel, Glasgow
6PM - 11PM
OUR MESSAGE TO YOU
It was a great pleasure to welcome you all to our second year of the Recognition and Appreciation Awards 2023. This celebration was an opportunity to acknowledge and applaud the commitment, efforts, progress, achievements and triumphs of individuals, groups and organisations across minority ethnic communities in Scotland. The Recognition and Appreciation Awards celebrated the ‘added value’ we all bring to our learning, working and social environments.
Our ‘unsung heroes’, particularly young people, parents, carers and educators who motivate social justice and challenge inequality are at the heart of SAMEE and the Recognition and Appreciation Awards. Our guests, sponsors and particularly our nominees play a critically important role in creating inclusive social, learning and working environments across Scotland. Their activites support and empower minority ethnic young people and parents, improve life chances for children and young people by tackling disadvantage and strengthen the BME workforce.
Outstanding Young Leader Award
An award celebrating ethical leadership skills in young people, acknowledging their focus, enthusiasm, confidence and commitment to activities that benefit their community and develop others.
Aspiring Writer Award
An award encouraging writers and organisations to celebrate cultural diversity in their story writing and poems. Celebrating BME writers demonstrating confidence in their writing.
Sports for All Award
An award celebrating organisations encouraging the participation of
minority ethnic communities in sport by addressing inequalities, reducing
barriers to participation and raising health awareness.
Supporting Inclusive Learning Award
An award celebrating an educator or organisation creating an inclusive
and responsive learning environment that supports learners with specific
Outstanding Contribution to Anti-racist Practice in the Classroom Award
An award celebrating educators who develop racial and cultural awareness in learners, acknowledging the diverse cultures, traditions and languages of learners and developing curriculum and learning opportunities that meet the needs of diverse learning communities.
Social Citizenship Award
An award recognising an individual, group or organisation that support
and promote the rights and welfare of minority communities, their sense of belonging and cultural heritage.
Inspiring Diversity in STEM Award
An award celebrating an individual, group or organisation encouraging minority groups to pursue STEM education at school, college, University or through an apprenticeship.
Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Award
An award recognising the work of an individual, group or organisation taking the lead in workplace racial equity and fairness and addressing racial discrimination.
Social Environment Award
An award celebrating individuals instigating positive changes that address social injustice and challenges in society, schools, colleges, universities, organisations and businesses.
An award recognising and appreciating innovative and unconventional research focusing on race and ethnicity.
STEM Inspiring Diversity and Inclusion Award
An award celebrating an individual learner, group of learners or an organisation supporting digital literacy by bridging the intergenerational digital divide or using science, technology and engineering to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.
Building Bridges Award for Institution/Employer
An award appreciating the work of an organisation/employer working collaboratively with networks and other organisations to improve equality, diversity and inclusion outcomes.
Breaking Barriers Award
An award celebrating an individual who has been an inspirational and effective role model to others though driving reform, campaigning and being a change agent.