Leading heated debates through the past few weeks, the discussion around racial equality, global solidarity and critical analysis of structural features on racism both in the US, UK and beyond has highlighted grievances from BAME communities. Illustrated in our streets and public spheres this discussion with Professor Reddie intends to unpack crucial elements of the discourse and dynamics surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement.
Firstly, what is the Black Lives Matter movement and how did it start? What are its aims and objectives? What changes are demanded — how have these become global interest, has this global interest shaped demands further? What are the key debates within the movement? And finally, does “Black Lives Matter” really mean “other lives” don’t matter — has a slogan of equality been exploited?
Keep in tune for our event with Professor Reddie on Thursday the 16th of July for a stimulating discussion.