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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Announcement from Lee Jasper: Standing down as co-chair of BARAC UK

Lee Jasper has now stood down as Co-Chair of BARAC UK and we thank him for his work since BARAC was founded in 2010.

After having the distinct honour of Co-Founding and Co-Chairing BARAC UK with my sister Zita Holbourne, I feel it time for me to stand down after seven years at the helm. 
I would like to pay tribute to the BARAC executive, whose work has been exemplary in seeking to demonstrate the links between austerity, the growth of racism, and the disproportionate impact on Black and Asian and ethnic minority communities. We have fought and won some amazing battles together and I am proud of our many achievements. 
It is then, with great sadness, I announce that I have stood down as Co-Chair. 
I am taking, a much-needed break, both on line in relation to social media and in real life. After 35 years on the front line of our struggle for equality I feel, it's now time to move on.
I am confident in BARAC's future with Zita remaining as Chair, and with the support of the national executive and ask that you continue to support, and work with BARAC, and I look forward to watching our continued success. 
In relation to the public advocacy, I am no longer able to do case work support, or representation on behalf of individuals.
I hope now to move on to undertake a PhD. 
For those seeking to contact me, the only means to do so, going forward is via email at  

Yours sincerely, 

Lee Jasper

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