In February 2019, the Naz Legacy Foundation organised for sixty six young people to visit the ‘First Waves’ exhibition in Parliament with Scarlett Crawford, the Artist in Residence for the Race Relations Acts.
The exhibition celebrated fifty years since the first Race Relations Act was introduced in UK Parliament. One of the key objectives of the exhibition was to capture the stories of generations who had been directly impacted by the Race Relations Acts, but who may have had little opportunity to have their voices heard in Westminster. Participants from communities across England, Wales, and Scotland shared their experiences, both good and bad, so that audiences could explore the personal, social, and political legacy of the Race Relations Acts today.
The young people then took part in a Q&A session with Nusrat Ghani MP (then Minister for Transport), Dawn Butler MP (then Shadow Minister for Equality and Women) and Jo Swinson MP (then Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats). The young people ended the day with a visit to the public gallery to witness democracy in action in the House of Commons and also enjoyed a visit to 10 Downing Street.