Join us on Thursday 11 February 2021, at 6pm, for a virtual Cumberland Conversation with Leroy Logan MBE, British writer, founding member of the Black Police Association, and the subject of one of the BBC's acclaimed short films from the Small Axe series directed by Steve McQueen.
Leroy joins us for a candid conversation with our Chief Executive, Dr Ed Newell, to talk about his life experiences and the challenges and opportunities he met during his long service as a senior Black police officer in the Metropolitan Police.
There will also be a chance to submit questions to Leroy, via the Q&A function on Zoom.
Everyone is welcome to us for this free event, as part of our charitable programme, which brings people together in dialogue to address the root causes and effects of social division.
Leroy Logan MBE served 30 years exemplary service in the Metropolitan Police. During the second half of his career he was the founder of the Black Police Association Charitable Trust, which is now known as Voyage Youth, and he is still the Chair since retiring in 2013.
Leroy is one of the UK's best-known Black police officers. He is also a well-regarded public commentator and opinion former on the policing of young people and minority-ethnic communities.
He fundamentally believes that there is still much work to do in creating a more equitable and fairer criminal justice system, which works in a trauma-informed way with greatly reduced system failures.
Leroy recently took part in our Black Lives Matter webinar mini-series and delivered the keynote address that opened our consultation ahead of the publication of our 2020 Understanding & Policing Gangs report.
How to book
Normally our Cumberland Conversations take place in The Mews at Cumberland Lodge. However, during the pandemic, while we are unable to welcome guests to the Lodge, we have taken the series online so that you can join us via the internet.
Please register online in advance to secure your place, via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PReVCphaS9ygrMYXBab9DQ
You do not need a Zoom account to register or join this Cumberland Conversation, and once registered you will be able to watch the event live as a non-video participant and take part in the Q&A.