We Are Wales showcases the stories and experiences of incredible BAME individuals across Wales to highlight their selfless contributions to their communities.
The We Are Wales project has employed four local journalists to deliver these stories. The journalists are immersed in their local communities, with one journalist based in each area of Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, and Wrexham. These journalists engage widely in their local areas, recruiting participants who would like to share their stories, voices and experiences. The stories are then promoted via the We Are Wales project through creative means such as photographs, films, and poetry.
We hope to use these stories to present to three key audiences: political leaders, community groups, and young people. By doing so, We Are Wales hope to construct a new narrative that reinforces the role of BAME people in Wales, not as victims, but as net contributors to the social economy and asserts a more inclusive notion of Welsh identity, focused on strengths, contributing and helping.
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