Founded by some of the UK’s most influential Black leaders from the worlds of business, law, arts and social justice, BEO was formed in response to the murder of George Floyd and the protests in the UK that followed. BEO aims to advance justice and equity for Black people across the country through this new national, strategic race equality organisation in the UK – one that would have the same level of depth and scale as the NAACP in the US.
BEO’s interim CEO and Director of Programmes & Partnerships, Timi Okuwa, said: “This partnership between BEO and Mission 44 is a fantastic opportunity. We are both committed to changing the world for the next generation and this research programme focussing on Black Education in Britain, will help us both gather the evidence and provide potential solutions to make that a reality. We very much look forward to growing our relationship with Mission 44 in the coming years.”