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Forward Together: Elevating Disability Justice in Black Britain


In an era-defining election cycle, Black Equity Organisation (BEO) and Operation Black Vote (OBV) have teamed up and are on a mission to ensure all Black voices are front and centre in shaping the future of our country.

Chaired by Michelle Daley, BEO Trustee and Disability Justice activist, this event is dedicated to ensuring Black Disabled Voices influence the development of Black Britain’s Mandate. Michelle will be joined by;

  • Jumoke Abdullahi – Co-founder, The Triple Cripples 
  • Clenton Farquharson CBE – Associate Director of Think Local Act Personal and Trustee of Disability Rights UK 
  • Paul Ntulila – Community Engagement Coordinator at Disability Sheffield
  • Tumu Johnson – Co-Director, Sisters of Frida 

This experienced panel will have discussions about the intersections of racism and ableism within the areas of  health and social care, employment, criminal justice, access to justice and housing ecosystems. They will also consider the barriers faced by Black Disabled people within the  voting processes.

The goal is to ensure that Black Disabled voices are heard and that their influence is felt in shaping the future of our society. Let’s jointly hold the government, our elected officials and political parties accountable ahead of the general election and once a new government is formed to ensure our communities thrive.

Through the creation of the Black Britain’s Mandate, the vision is to shape a modern Britain that works for everyone, no matter where they come from.

The Mandate is ultimately about mobilising Black communities and developing long term systemic solutions to address the intersections of racism and ableism. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from influential Black Disabled voices in the UK.

Who is it for?

All Black people of African and Caribbean heritage, especially campaigners and civil rights organisations, and those working for social justice. everyone.

So, if you’re ready to be part of something meaningful, mark your calendar and join us at this important webinar event. Let’s shape the future of Black Britain together!

This event will be hosted by the Black Equity Organisation (BEO) in partnership with Operation Black Vote (OBV). Thanks to Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust and Network for Social Change for funding this ambitious initiative, which is our collective call to action for the next government.

Join the conversation

We are here to convene, listen and action.



Jumoke Abdullahi , Co-founder, The Triple Cripples

A Nigerian-British force of nature, Jumoke has a great passion for social justice, not least because her life as a disabled Black woman quite literally depends on it. One half of The Triple Cripples, Jumoke writes and speaks on her experiences and is extremely passionate about eradicating the cultural taboos surrounding illness and disability within the Black community, in the UK, and the global diaspora. She is currently doing her Masters degree on these topics. When not busy studying, Jumoke is a professional baby girl, a Yorubaddie, if you will

Paul Ntulila, Community Engagement Coordinator at Disability Sheffield 

Last year, Paul relocated to Sheffield to work as a Community Engagement Coordinator at Disability Sheffield. Paul has previously lived in London and the West Midlands. His background experience has been in Community Development, with a main focus on deaf and disabled communities. Further experience has been gained in roles with Action Deafness, Zebra Access, Black Deaf UK and Global Disability Innovation Hub, London.

Paul brings extensive knowledge and experience of working with charities and not-for-profit organisations, as well as promoting disability and deaf awareness across different communities. He has a keen interest in achieving equal access for Deaf and disabled people through leadership and community engagement.

Tumu Johnson, Co-Director, Sisters of Frida 

Tumu Johnson is currently a Co-Director at the feminist disabled collective, Sisters of Frida and has been involved in feminist organising around abolition and the continued struggle for Disability Justice.  She currently works part time in the NHS as a Psychologist and also works for a community peer counselling project. She is enjoying being trained in the practice of Politicised Somatics. 

Clenton Farquharson CBE, Associate Director of Think Local Act Personal and Trustee of Disability Rights UK 

Dr. Clenton Farquharson CBE, a trailblazing advocate, strategist, and catalyst for change, has left an indelible mark on the world of health , social care and housing.  

Shortlisted in the Social Care Top 30 of 2023, he stands among the most influential leaders in social care, tirelessly championing inclusivity and equity.