Pat Poinan, Chair of the NEEACA, Remi Omole and Habib Rahman, Lord Mayor of Newcastle
Revd Canon Remi Omole, Durham Diocese Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Enabler, recently received a Community Award from the North East of England African Community Association (NEEACA).
Remi received the community award in recognition for his contribution to community cohesion, and the promotion of anti-racism in the UK.
Remi said: “Although I was invited to the event, I had no idea I was going to be presented with an award! It came as a huge surprise to me.”
The event was the first black award ceremony organised by the NEEACA, and was attended by Lord Mayor Habib Rahman, the first black Muslim mayor of Newcastle, and Shaka Hislop, the honorary President of Show Racism the Red Card.
Remi added: “It was an honour to share the stage with such legends.”
The NEEACA was formed in 1997 to support and empower people of African heritage. Its objectives are to liaise with members of the community and promote good relationships between all people, via education and social/leisure activities.