Campaign Against Racism Group
CARG (Covid-19 Anti-Racism Group) was established by concerned citizens in April 2020 to address the increase in racism and hate crime towards Chinese, East and Southeast Asian people in the UK and international students arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, CARG has evolved into Campaign Against Racism Group.
CARG's primary purpose is to promote social cohesion, diversity and inclusivity by challenging racism and hate crime, especially against the Chinese, East and Southeast Asian communities in the UK through research, education, advocacy, campaigns and collaborating with similar organisations.
Advocate for institutional and policy change in the criminal justice system to encourage reporting, better victim support and more robust investigation resulting in successful prosecutions.
Advocate for change in the education curriculum to better reflect the realities of colonial history and bullying in schools due to ethnic differences.
Run campaigns to raise awareness, highlight social injustice and promote social cohesion within the Chinese, East and Southeast Asian communities and with other communities in the UK.
Conduct research on diversity, inclusivity and inequality, racism and hate crime against the Chinese, East and Southeast Asian communities in the UK.
Provide an information, education and resource portal for Chinese, East and Southeast Asian individuals and community organisations, as well as individuals and agencies from other communities, who provide reporting and victim support services.
Collaborate with other similar organisations for partnership working and mutual learning.
CARG's Volunteer Core Team
Bao is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of Nottingham, where he directs the Research Centre for Contemporary East Asian Cultural Studies and is also a member of the BAME working group. Bao is an educator and researcher of gender equality, sexual diversity, and racial justice. Working closely with LGBTQ+ communities and BESEA communities, Bao is an advocate for using media and creative approaches to work on issues of equality, diversity and inclusion.
Linda is the founder and director of an international executive search agency. She is a former member of a large acute health trust, worked in employment tribunals and a former Lib Dem councillor in Camden. She is an active Trustee on the boards of four charities, including as Chair of Camden Chinese Community Centre. Linda is interested in community engagement, health, environment and social justice.
Angela works in marketing, PR and event management. She is the Chair of Chinese Active Citizens UK, co-founder of Chinese Future and Vice President of Birmingham China Business Forum. To support the local Chinese community, Chinese businesses and Chinese international students, Angela spends much of her time building relationships and facilitating communications between interested parties.
Geoff is a restaurateur, investing in regional Chinese and East Asian restaurants and businesses in London (Dumplings Legend, Leong's Legend and Goldfish). He is the Co-Chair Artist Patron, Barbican Committee and Patron of Art for Grenfell, which raised £1.9m for all 154 families from a Sotheby’s charity auction. He founded the Cavendish Square 2015 International Arts Show and is the Patron of Spirit of London, arts and media.
Mark is a British Born Chinese priest in the Church of England. He is an executive member of the Anglican Minority Ethnic Network (AMEN) and the ME vocations champion for Bristol Diocese. Mark also sits on Bristol City Council’s International Diaspora Discussion Group and occasionally gives lectures on East-Asian Theology. Prior to ordination, Mark trained as a solicitor and worked with refugees, asylum seekers and foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong
Yeow is a consultant in public management and governance. He is the Chair of the Chinese Community Centre in Birmingham, the President of England China Business Forum, Chair of Arts in the Yards and a Trustee of Chinese Welfare Trust. Yeow is also the Chair of Policy for West Midlands Liberal Democrats and the Chair of Chinese Liberal Democrats. He was TheBusinessDesk Midlands Leadership Award Winner: Public and Third Sector Leader 2018
Pek volunteers with the press and media team for the London Chinatown Chinese Association during cultural events. She is a PTA Trustee and school Governor. She was a Project Manager at the British Chinese Project, leading on the Police Report on the Relationship Between the Chinese Community and the Police Service. She has developed projects working with younger members of the community and training on the London 2012 Olympics with an Inspired Chinatown Team.
Alex is a Birmingham City Councillor, first elected in 2015 and is currently the Shadow Cabinet Member for Children wellbeing. He has been a Birmingham Magistrate since 2009, a school governor since 2007 and stood as a Conservative Parliamentary candidate in 2020. He has volunteered across Africa numerous times in Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania and Rwanda. He was the Vice Chair for the British Chinese Project
Emma is studying for an MSc in Environment, Culture and Society at the University of Edinburgh. She has a background in International Relations and has interest in environment, power and social justice, democracy, and how we communicate ideas. She has worked in fundraising and development with the charity Facing History and Ourselves. She is also working as a voluntary research intern with Prevent Watch looking into the government’s Prevent Strategy.