Affinity Groups provide safe spaces to activate and raise the voices of AMA members who have not been ‘seen’ within our membership. We will collaborate with members in these groups, bringing them into the conversation, and elevating their voices to a strategic level within the AMA.

We define Affinity Groups* as a formal group that connects members. Our focus will be on exploring Affinity Groups that align with the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.

The first group we’re launching is for AMA members who self-identify as Melanated Global Majority**. If this group isn’t applicable to you, we’d still love for you to be involved in future Affinity Groups.

How do I register my interest?
Please complete the form below to register your interest in the Affinity Groups. You can let us know if you’re interested in joining the Melanated Global Majority Affinity Group, or if you’re interested in joining a future group. There is the option below to tell us what group you would like to be part of.

We’ll be in touch once we have more news to share.

Register your interest in future Affinity Groups

Name:(Required)
(please type in Freelance if you’re a Freelancer, or Between Jobs if you’re currently looking for new employment)
Are you a current AMA member?(Required)
Would you like to hear more about the Melanated Global Majority Affinity Group?(Required)
This group is for AMA members who self-identify as Melanated Global Majority. If you were unable to attend or missed the Salon events, we’ll share more information with you when the group goes live if you tick the yes box.
Our focus will be on exploring Affinity Groups that align with the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.

Glossary
 
*An Affinity Group is a group of people linked by a common purpose, ideology or interest. Affinity groups play a vital role in ensuring an inclusive environment where all are valued, included and empowered to succeed. 
(Source: University of Pittsburgh) 
 
AMA definition of an Affinity Group:
A formal AMA group that connects members. 

**Global Majority is a collective term that refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialized as ‘ethnic minorities’. Globally, these groups currently represent approximately 80% of the world’s population. 
(Source: Rosemary Campbell-Stephens MBE, Leeds Beckett University)

Equality Act 2010:
The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat someone.