Radical Protest and Engaged Dialogue: Campaigning for Racial Justice in Leeds since the 1960s

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Prof Emeritus Max Farrar

Prof Emeritus Max Farrar

Professor for community engagement at Leeds Metropolitan University

Prof Max Farrar, a cultural sociologist, is the head of community partnerships and volunteering and professor for community engagement at Leeds Metropolitan University. An adviser to several boards and organisations on the issue of race, Professor Farrar has previously lectured in sociology and written research papers on the subject.

On Tuesday 19 January 2010, as part of the ‘History of Dialogue and Community Cohesion’ seminar series, organised jointly with institute for spirituality, Religion and Public Life, prof Emeritus Max Farrar gave a seminar titled ‘Radical Protest and Engaged Dialogue: Campaigning for Racial Justice in Leeds since the 1960s’ in which he talked about his experince and previous research on the recent history of different ethnic communities in Leeds from an academic perspective. In his seminar, Prof Max Farrar shared his insights about a series of events in Leeds’ history related to the issues of racism, community dialogue and urban protests, discussing the line of events by sharing photos and news pieces from recent history.

Previously in the seminar series, Revd. Canon Charles Dobbins had talked from a Christian perspective about how to establish dialogue between different cultural and faith communities, and in the second seminar, Dr Hasan Al-Katib had given a Muslim perspective on dialogue and community cohesion in Leeds as a representative from the Muslim community in Leeds.

About “History of Dialogue and Community Cohesion in Leeds”

Dialogue Society North, in association with the Institute of Spirituality, Religion and Public Life in Leeds Metropolitan University is running a series of seminar called ‘History of Dialogue and Community Cohesion in Leeds’. In this seminar series, representatives from different faith, interfaith or nonfaith communities in Leeds present their perspective of dialogue and community cohesion illustrating with a synopsis of their activities.