This is the first session of a four day online conference exploring the impact of present-day crises on ethnic minority people in the UK. The event will take place online each day at 5pm from Monday 31 October to Thursday 3 November, and is hosted in partnership between Stuart Hall Foundation and the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE).
Day 1: Education and Policing
Monday 31st October, 5 – 6.30pm
This panel will think through the connections between education and policing, the expansion of prevent, and ideas around alternative curriculums.
Zahra Bei, No More Exclusions
John Holmwood, People’s Review of Prevent, University of Nottingham
Chair: Remi Joseph-Salisbury, University of Manchester, CoDE
Day 2: Activism
Tuesday 1st November, 5 – 6.30pm
This session will focus on the state of queer activism in the UK, coalition building in times of crises, and queer class politics.
Omie Dale, UK Black Pride
Jason Okundaye, The Guardian
Saskia Papadakis, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants
Chair: Ruth Ramsden-Karelse, ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry
Day 3: Housing
Wednesday 2nd November, 5 – 6.30pm
The panel will focus on responses to the cost of living crisis and the housing crisis, impact on low-income communities, and resistance to the crisis.
Nigel de Noronha, University of Nottingham
Stuart Hodkinson, University of Leeds
Samir Jeraj, The New Statesman
Chair: Ruby Lott-Lavigna, Open Democracy
Day 4: Healthcare
Thursday 3rd November, 5 – 6.30pm
The panel will discuss the legacies of covid, draw connections between cost of living crisis and healthcare, and the impacts of privatisation on low-income communities.
Laia Bécares, Kings College London, CoDE
Jabeer Butt, Race Equality Foundation
Dawn Edge, University of Manchester
Chair: Dharmi Kapadia, University of Manchester, CoDE