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Black History Month launch activities

On Thursday 1 October, we invited our schools, businesses and our voluntary and community sector to join us for an expert panel discussion to launch Black History Month. The event focused on 'Shaping our future: Black history, education and increasing attainment and opportunity for young Black people'. You can find recordings of the presentations and discussions below. 

Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald, Deputy Leader of the Council, and Cllr Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Equalities introduce the expert panel discussion.

Panel presentations:

  • Cllr Ivis Williams (Chair) 
  • Dr. Jason Arday, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Durham University 
  • Martha Holder, Headteacher at Mulgrave Primary School 
  • Dr. Suhraiya Jivraj, Senior Lecturer in Law at University of Kent 
  • Caroline Ukoumunne, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at University of Greenwich

Panel discussion

Question and answer section.