Third Sector Podcast #18: Charities and Black Lives Matter

This month we discuss the voluntary sector's efforts to tackle institutional racism

The latest episode of the Third Sector Podcast looks at how charities have responded to the Black Lives Matter movement, after the killing of George Floyd by US police in May sparked worldwide protests against racism.

Third Sector’s editor, Emily Burt spoke to Kunle Olulode, chief executive of Voice 4 Change England and Saba Shafi, an organiser for Charity So White, about the steps charities have already taken to tackle institutional racism within society and within their own organisations, and what more needs to be done.

And features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney talks to the newest member of the Third Sector team and former PR Week reporter, Stephen Delahunty about how charities can best approach talking about their anti-racism policies. 

Later, Rebecca and news editor Andy Ricketts unwrap their coronavirus care package - this month’s good news stories from the sector.

These include: 

You can listen to the podcast below:

This episode of the Third Sector podcast is sponsored by Salesforce and its social impact center, which focuses on partnering with the global community of changemakers.’s unique business unit is dedicated to creating solutions for non-profit, educational, and philanthropic organisations so they can have a greater impact: and they provide access to powerful technology that empowers changemakers to build a better world. 

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