The race to maintain the BLM movement with former footballer and race equality campaigner with John Barnes.
About the event: The 2021 Festival is excited and honoured to welcome football legend and race equality campaigner John Barnes as a keynote speaker this year.
John will talk about how the death of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter movement changed the views toward race and racism in the UK. Whilst BLM awareness surged in the summer of 2021, John will talk about how this momentum can be maintained and how we can all be part of the continual effort to deconstruct racism in the UK. John will discuss how he uses his platform to challenge both the visible face of racism in areas such as football and media, but also how he can help the less-visible underprivileged black communities in the UK.
Who the event is aimed at: This event will be of interest to all staff, students and visitors.
What you will gain from attending: An amazing opportunity to hear a high profile speaker sharing his wisdom and experiences, with a call to action enabling you to reflect on what you can do differently to be part of the change.
The link to join this event will be sent to all those booked on in advance of the event