Cumberland Lodge to host four-part Black Lives Matter webinar series

This month, we are hosting four interactive webinars on pressing issues of race and justice.

Dialogue & Debate: Black Lives Matter

Cumberland Lodge is launching a four-part series of free, interactive webinars on issues of race and justice in policing, education, the culture sector and wider society, as part of its ongoing series of regular Dialogue & Debate webinars.

Our ‘Black Lives Matter’ webinars are open to everyone, and participants can interact live with our guest panellists via the Q&A function on Zoom.

Each discussion draws on recently published and forthcoming reports by Cumberland Lodge, including our research and recommendations on Race in Britain: Inequality, Identity & Belonging, Difficult Histories & Positive Identities, Resilient Communities, and our ongoing work around policing and criminal justice.

Guest contributors

Webinars in this series are taking place on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 July, and Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 July, starting at 11am.

The series launches at 11am on Wednesday 8 July, with ‘Black Lives Matter: Race & Justice’, featuring the human rights lawyer Dexter Dias QC, Assistant Chief Constable Kerrin Wilson, and Reader in Law and Social Justice at the University of Kent, Dr Suhraiya Jivraj.

Other confirmed guest panellists in the series include:

  • Leroy Logan MBE – former Superintendent, Metropolitan Police; Chair of Trustees, Voyage Youth
  • Dr Tristram Hunt – Director, Victoria & Albert Museum; historian; broadcast journalist; former Labour Party politician
  • Sunder Katwala – Director of British Future
  • Hashi Mohamed – Barrister, author and broadcaster

Discussions in the series

Webinars in the four-part series include:

Wednesday 8 July, 11am – Black Lives Matter: Race & Justice, hosted by our Chief Executive, Canon Dr Edmund Newell

Thursday 9 July, 11am – Black Lives Matter: Difficult Histories, hosted by Cumberland Lodge trustee and Director of the 21st Century Trust, John Lotherington

Wednesday 15 July, 11am – Black Lives Matter: Policing & the Community, hosted by Cumberland Lodge trustee and former Chief Executive of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), Jane Furniss

Thursday 16 July, 11am – Black Lives Matter: Facing the Future, hosted by Cumberland Lodge trustee, the economist and financial journalist and Independent Non-Executive Director of Daily Mail and General Trust plc, JP Rangaswami

The discussions will last for up to an hour, including live questions from the audience and any interactive polls.

Further details of the key themes of each discussion, confirmed guest panellists, and the link to register in advance to take part on Zoom, can be found on our What’s On webpages.

Audio and video recordings will be published on the Read, Watch, Listen pages of our website, shortly after each webinar, as part of our Dialogue & Debate series.