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9th September 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Following the police homicide of African-American George Floyd in the US state of Minnesota on 25 May 2020, a wave of civil unrest involving Black Lives Matter activists has gripped America’s major cities, from the eastern state of California to the western state of New York.

However, the death of George Floyd has thrust issues of racial inequality and institutional discrimination into the national spotlight in other countries too – including the UK. As well as large-scale demonstrations in London, there have been protests in other British cities, such as Birmingham, Manchester, and Bristol. The protests, which were organised by the Black Lives Matter UK (BLM UK) movement, have divided opinion in British society.

The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to the online event Black Lives Matter UK – A National Force for Good?  The event, which is based on the upcoming HJS report Black Lives Matter UK: An Anthology, includes three of the seven external report writers: Inaya Folarin Iman, Esther Krakue, and Calvin Robinson. The event will be moderated by HJS research fellow Dr Rakib Ehsan, who edited as well as contributed to the Anthology.

We hope you can join us for this highly topical debate on social and cultural developments surrounding matters of race and identity in the UK.

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Inaya Folarin Iman

Inaya is a writer, political commentator, and social campaigner. She is the founder and director of The Equiano Project, a discussion and ideas forum which promotes freedom of speech on issues of race, culture and politics. Inaya sits on the Board of Directors of the Free Speech Union and is a columnist for Spiked! Magazine. Inaya has written for The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Spectator, Standpoint Magazine and several other publications. She also regularly appears on TV and radio to provide commentary on ‘big picture’ subjects such as freedom of speech, democracy, liberty, Brexit and identity politics.

Esther Krakue

Esther is a political commentator, writer and currently a contributor for the conservative-leaning young engagement initiative Turning Point UK. She holds a BA in Politics and French from the University of Bristol, and has written for publications such as the Mail on Sunday. Esther has also featured on Sky News and TalkRadio to discuss contemporary race-related issues in the UK and beyond.

Calvin Robinson 

Calvin is a secondary school leader in the state sector. Calvin was involved in the planning and building of a new secondary school in North London, where he served on the leadership team for a number of years. He is currently consulting for the Department for Education’s National Centre for Computing Education as a Subject Matter Expert, supporting school leadership teams across London. Calvin is a Director and Governor of Michaela Community School, which recently achieved the best GCSE exam results in the UK. He is a regular contributor to The Telegraph and TalkRadio, and recently appeared in an education debate on Good Morning Britain (GMB).

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