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National INSIGHT Awards 2021 Special

For those that were able to join us for the very first online National INSIGHT Awards we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!  If you were unable to make it on the day, not to worry! This National INSIGHT Awards newsletter special revisits both the speaker presentations and the INSIGHT Awards themselves in full.

Expert Citizens CIC would like to say a big thank you to everyone that helps make the National INSIGHT Awards such a special event – Celebrating the amazing work to support people experiencing social disadvantage up and down the UK.

Speaker Presentations

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Darren Murinas

Darren Murinas, Chief Executive of Expert Citizens CIC, also a trustee of the Lankelly Chase Foundation and adviser for the The National Lottery Community
Fund board opens the conference.
Baljeet Sandhu

Baljeet discusses the importance of lived experience in her work with the Centre for Knowledge Equity and the Lex leadership movement and how we cannot accept the status quo if we are to build a better society that works for everyone
Brenda Birungi AKA Lady Unchained

In this session we hear from Brenda Birungi AKA Lady Unchained who talks about her lived experience of the criminal justice system and her campaign to create an unchained world.
Tim Sampey

Tim's presentation looks at the value of lived experience recovery organisations and based on Tim’s own journey developing and setting up Build on Belief, what some of the barriers others might face when setting up a recovery group of their own.
Ric Flo

Ric’s presentation takes us through his own personal journey from the care system to the man he is today, and how he uses music as both therapy as well a vehicle to affect change to improve the lives of young people.
Jamal Khan

Jamal shares a series of his poetry about social justice and his own lived experience of the criminal justice system.
Ric Flo Part 2

Just before the National INSIGHT Awards Ric Flo returns to warm us up and kick us off, performing three of his tracks - just for us…


Awards Ceremony & Delegate Pack

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National INSIGHT Award Winners 2021

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Welcoming Award Winners

Steve Arnott AKA Redeye Feenix : Founder and CEO, Beats Bus Records
David Okwesia AKA DJ Redlocz: Founder and MD, Beats Bus Records
Nigel Taylor AKA Prez 96: Founder and MD, Beats Bus Records
Listening Award Winner

Sarah Whitehead: Company Director & Innovator of Social Change and Inclusion, Community Pride CIC

Learning Award Winners

Dr. Elizabeth Whittaker: Cardiology Department, Royal Stoke University Hospital

Dr. Satchihananda: Cardiology Department, Royal Stoke University Hospital
Leading Award Winners

Basheba Baptiste: Founder, Care to Culture

Parishma Sekhmet Nidaar: executive Director, Care to Culture
Outstanding Recognition Award Winner

Marie-Claire O’Brien: Founder and CEO, New Leaf Initiative CIC

INSIGHT Through Journalism Award Winners

Brenda Birungi: Founder and Creative Director, Unchained Poetry, Prison Radio Association

Jessie Lawson: Producer, ‘Unchained’, Prison Radio Association
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