King's Expert Series: Universities and Black Lives Matter
29 October 2020, 17:00 to 18:00 Please note: this event has passed
This year, the events surrounding the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and the shooting of Jacob Blake have shaken the world, highlighting the racial disparities that have pervaded our societies for generations. Black Lives Matter protests have swept the globe, with protesters taking to the streets, demanding the removal of statues of slave traders, and athletes going on strikes. These events have also highlighted some of the challenges UK universities still face today and the need to make meaningful and sustainable change in academia.
As part of our King’s Experts Series, join chair King’s Vice President and Vice Principal (International) Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin along with our panellists Sarah Guerra, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Dr Liam Liburd, Lecturer in Colonial and Postcolonial British History, as we discuss why inequalities still persist in higher education today and what strategies King’s is implementing to tackle racial discrimination.
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