The Inclusion Agency
The Inclusion Agency (TIA) is a community interest company founded by co-directors Louise Boston-Mammah and Louisa Adjoa Parker. TIA aims to educate, empower and engage communities in the South West (and beyond,) on issues around inclusion, particularly relating to ethnicity and wellbeing, with an intersectional approach. We work together to blend our expertise and share the emotional labour involved in this work.
We can explore ‘race,’ racism and approaches to anti-racism, exploring language and discussing concepts of privilege, bias and allyship, often in a rural setting.
We support organisations and individuals to enable change, create greater equity and embrace difference.
We can co-create Equalities Action Plans with bespoke staff training to embed inclusive practices and facilitate consultations with staff and leadership. We can carry out diversity audits and reviews to meet the needs of contemporary, diverse audiences.
Arts & Heritage Projects
We can help tell stories of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people whose voices have often been ignored, marginalised or hidden in the largely white, often rural landscape of the south west and seek partnerships built on empathy and respect.
We can deliver talks and workshops to engage learning about black history and rural racism for children, young people and adults. We seek to engage people critically and creatively in conversations around EDI producing engaging outcomes such as exhibitions, books, film and podcasts.
Work With Us
Louisa and Louise have provided a number of training events for us at Bristol University, both for staff and students. I have always found their sessions to be very informative and powerful, with plenty of personal lived in experience of racism and its effect on their lives. Their approach of non-judgemental spaces to discuss race and racism is excellent and has helped to engage our staff and students in discussing difficult topics in a way that is breaking down barriers. They are very professional and have provided some impactful reports for us to use going forward in tackling racism within our institution. Highly recommended.
Professor Stephen Eichhorn
School of Civil, Aerospace, and Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol
Working with Louisa and Louise was an absolute pleasure and brought so much new insight to our project. They took their time to hear our needs and collaborate with us to develop a bespoke training to meet the requirements of everyone. They held the training space with compassion, empathy and understanding, helped everyone to feel at-ease and lead the way with their expertise. We now feel more confident and equipped to create a discourse around necessary elements of working in our city. Our project is putting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of what we do largely thanks to the inspiration and encouragement of The Inclusion Agency.
Jess Blackledge, Creative Producer of 'With Flying Colours' project at Plymouth Theatre Royal
Homepage Image Credits
1: 'Where are you really from? participant', image credit Pauline Ferrick-Squibb/Lulworth Estate, 2: 'All Different, All Dorset participant', image credit Martin Coyne, 3: 'All Different, All Dorset participant', image credit Martin Coyne, 4: 'Martha, Where are you really from? participant', provided by Where are you really from? project 5: Image by Hulki Okan Tabak on Unsplash, 6: 'An evening at Bristol Harbourside' image credit Mikey Harris, 7: 'Pink sea thrift along cliff edge' image credit S N Pattenden, 8: 'All Different, All Dorset' participant, image credit Louisa Adjoa Parker.