This webinar is the third 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 joined by guest panellists:
- Commander Dr Alison Heydari - Metropolitan Police
- Leroy Logan MBE - Former Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police and Chair of Trustees at Voyage Youth
- Rev Canon Dr Rosemarie Mallet - Archdeacon of Croydon
- Hashi Mohamed - Barrister at No5 Chambers, Author and Broadcaster
This discussion is presented by Cumberland Lodge trustee and former Chief Executive of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), Jane Furniss.
What will we be discussing?
Seven years after the racially motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence (1999), the Macpherson Report ignited a national debate about policing and racism in the UK. Resulting changes included the retention and promotion of officers of Black, Asian and minority ethnic background, and the creation of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Nonetheless, accusations of ‘institutional racism’ are still hurled at the police, since, for example, Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are more likely to be targeted by ‘stop and search’ policies.
In this webinar, we explore the responses of Black, Asian and minority ethnic police officers to the Black Lives Matter protests.
This webinar also connects with our recent work on Resilient Communities at Cumberland Lodge, examining how civil society can respond, alongside the police, to the grief and anger expressed over racial discrimination, to help bring people together and improve social cohesion. We will explore how the current situation might be a catalyst for positive social change and new forms of police-community collaboration.
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_XmBeBLtyQb-A7_8ZVFFlTg
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 join us for the fourth and final webinar in this short series, at 11am on Thursday 16 July.
If you have missed a webinar, the video and audio will be available on the Read, Watch, Listen pages of our website, shortly after each event.
Black Lives Matter - Race & Justice Wednesday 8 July
Black Lives Matter - Difficult Histories Thursday 9 July
Black Lives Matter - Policing & Community Wednesday 15 July
Black Lives Matter - Facing the Future Thursday 16 July
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