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Our Purpose

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.

 

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Our Objectives

  1. Promote social cohesion, diversity and inclusivity by challenging racism and hate crime, with a focus on the Chinese, East and Southeast Asian communities in the UK through research, education, advocacy, campaigns and collaborating with similar organisations.

  2. Advocate for institutional and policy change in the UK criminal justice system to encourage reporting, better victim support and more robust investigation resulting in successful hate crime prosecutions.

  3. Advocate for change in the UK education curriculum at an early stage to better reflect the realities of colonial history, to encourage appreciation of individual diversity and ethnic difference amongst children, and to discourage discrimination.

 

CARG's Core Team

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Angela Huang

Angela works in marketing, PR and event management. She is the Chair of Chinese Active Citizens UK, co-founder of Chinese Future, Vice President of Birmingham China Business Forum and a Director of the Chinese Community Centre - Birmingham. 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.

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Eva Wong Nava

 

Eva is an award-winning children’s book author and educational speaker. She writes books that mirror her childhood in Singapore and lived experiences as a global citizen of Chinese heritage. Eva is an advocate for more diversity, inclusion and accurate representation in children’s literature. She visits schools, festivals, and organisations to talk about the importance of authentic representation in children’s books. She is the founder of The Writing Essentials, offering mentorship, coaching, and workshops in creative writing, and services like editing and sensitivity reading.

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Mark Nam

 

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

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Martin Edwards

Martin is a Finance graduate of Peking University HSBC Business School. He has a background in education having previously worked in China for 5 years as a Music teacher. Now based in London and working in the financial sector he is using his skills as fluent Mandarin speaker to undertake outreach work with overseas Chinese students.

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Wing Tsang

Wing is a British Born Chinese working in public relations within the built environment. She is a certified social media specialist and content writer within the hospitality and leisure industries. Wing is a volunteer for one of the largest charities supporting blind and partially sighted people. In addition to this, she is a distance runner, and the owner of an award-winning blog where she documents her dining experiences. Wing off-sets her carbon contribution by planting trees with Ecologi.

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Cherry Xu

Cherry was originally born in China but grew up in Australia. She spent a few years in the US and settled in England in 2020. Across all these countries, she experienced a spectrum of racism which brought her to explore the roots of systemic racism while reflecting on her own identity and racial trauma. Cherry hopes to educate and build resources for marginalized groups to create and support empowerment. She is currently working as an artist and advocates for racial justice, domestic abuse, and grief.

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Jono Poon

Jono is a British-Born-Chinese inspired entrepreneurial solution provider. Specialising in high-level inner performance, helping others find their voice and leadership.

He specialises in self-awareness, digital leadership and social visibility. An advocate for Mental Health & Racial Justice.

Jono has also been on the Board of Trustees for charity organisations to facilitate their digital leadership, as well as supporting them in leadership strategies of the teams.

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Geoff Leong

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. 

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Please get in touch if you like to volunteer for CARG Core Team

CARG's Trustees

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Yeow Poon

 

Yeow is the Chair of CARG, Chair of Arts in the Yards and a Trustee of Chinese Welfare Trust. He was the Chair and now the Hon President of the Chinese Community Centre in Birmingham.  He was the President of England China Business Forum and now its Emeritus President. He was also the Chair of Chinese Liberal Democrats. Yeow is an international consultant in public management and governance.  He was TheBusinessDesk Midlands Leadership Award Winner: Public and Third Sector Leader 2018.

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Linda Chung

 

Linda is the founder and director of an international executive search agency.  She is a former member of a large acute health trust and has worked in employment tribunals. She is a Lib Dem councillor in Camden. She is also 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. 

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Pek-San Tan

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.

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Alex Yip

 

Alex is a Birmingham City Councillor, first elected in 2015 and is currently the Shadow Cabinet Member for Social Justice, Community Safety and Equalities. He has been a Birmingham Magistrate since 2009, a school governor since 2007 and stood as the Conservative Parliamentary candidate in the 2019 General Elections for Birmingham Edgbaston. He is a passionate about road safety and International Development, has volunteered across Africa including in Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania and Rwanda and is a member of CFID and Amnesty International. A supporter of Mind Mental Health and the Conservative Christian Fellowship.

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