“Matt Jacobs of Wide Open Voices has made a significant contribution to Barnardo’s endeavours to become an anti-racist organisation. He set out an important context to the phenomena of Whiteness and its relationship to power and privilege. This provided a necessary focus on the need for people racialised as White to embark on their own realisations of what it means to be who they are in today’s world where power and inequality are still determined on colour lines. His presentation was honest, informative and was a great contribution to the seeds of transformation necessary to move forward on our anti-racist journey.”

Jendayi Serwah
Strategic Advisor – Equality Diversity & Inclusion (Race & Faith Lead)
Barnardos Wales, Southwest and Central England
National Chair – Race Equality Network

“Matt has delivered a number of talks now for various training programmes and events that we have run. Each time he has provided insightful and thought-provoking explorations of Whiteness and privilege. His content is well researched and gives practical thoughts and examples as well as ideas on action that can be taken. His presentations are well structured and his level of knowledge in this area makes for challenging and important dialogue during discussion/Q&A. We have really valued Matt’s input into our staff learning and development programmes and have received positive feedback from staff who have attended. We look forward to working with Matt again in the future.”

Staff Inclusion Team, University of Bristol

Previous clients

  • Kindling Transformative Interventions
  • University of Exeter
  • BSWN
  • University of Bristol
  • Blood Cancer UK
  • Babbasa