This webinar is the second in a four-part mini-series on issues of race and justice in policing, education, the culture sector and wider society, as part of the regular series of Dialogue & Debate webinars from Cumberland Lodge.
We will be welcoming guest panellists:
- Dr Christienna Fryar - Lecturer in Black British History, Goldsmiths (University of London)
- Dr Tristram Hunt - Director, Victoria and Albert Museum
- Zaiba Patel - History Teacher
- Olivia Wyatt - Researcher, Young Historians Project
This discussion is presented by Cumberland Lodge trustee and Director of the 21st Century Trust, John Lotherington.
What will we be discussing?
The Cumberland Lodge Report on Difficult Histories & Positive Identities, published in November 2019, recommends a renewed effort across society to confront the past in a more critical, open and thoughtful manner - particularly British colonial history.
Our report highlights the complexities of investigating the past through the lens of the present. It sets out how a debate about 'difficult histories' can help to debunk historical myths, improve historical awareness, and enhance a shared sense of belonging within society.
This webinar explores the findings and recommendations of Difficult Histories & Positive Identities, in light of recent events associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, including the removal of statues and the changing of street or school names.
You can join this webinar on Zoom, and interact via our live Q&A, by registering in advance using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VvtxBJ5bQweJgsWTG4a29w
Dialogue & Debate is a regular series of interactive webinars from Cumberland Lodge, with guest panellists, live polls and audience question-and-answer sessions. It is supported by our charitable funds.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details of how to join the live discussion.
If you prefer to join without registering, or you want to watch the webinar at a later date, you can watch it on this webpage or our Facebook page, and we will also be taking live questions via Twitter and Facebook.
Dialogue & Debate: Black Lives Matter
Please save the dates and join us for the remainder of this mini-series.
If you miss any of our webinars, or would like to watch or listen to them again, video and audio recordings are published on the Read, Watch, Listen page of our website, shortly after each event.
Black Lives Matter - Race & Justice Wednesday 8 July, 11am
Black Lives Matter - Difficult Histories Thursday 9 July, 11am
Black Lives Matter - Policing & Community Wednesday 15 July, 11am
Black Lives Matter - Facing the Future Thursday 16 July, 11am
Making a donation
Like all charities, Cumberland Lodge is facing difficult times during the current pandemic. If you would like to support our work or get involved in this series, please consider making a small donation. You can do so online, via our JustGiving page.