Autumn Lecture Series 2021

The Dream and Racialised Justice

Monday 18 October

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How does racialised justice and Black Lives Matter confront our history, our present inequalities and the way we live our future? The last year has focused attention on endemic injustices within our society and revealed both the horrifying face of racism but also the longing not only to dream of a great justice but make those dreams a reality shared by all.

Robert Beckford is professor of Intersectional Justice at the University of Winchester. He is best known as a broadcaster, having made a multitude of television documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. His research focuses on the intersection of race, class, gender and the social and religious environment. He has won numerous awards for his work including a
BAFTA and a Jamaican Diaspora Award.

Chine McDonald read Theology at Cambridge University before training as a newspaper journalist. She is now head of public engagement at Christian Aid, and is a regular contributor to BBC Religion & Ethics programmes, including Thought for the Day, the Daily Service, and Prayer for the Day. She was born in Nigeria and moved to the UK when she was 4. Her second book: God is Not a White Man and Other Revelations has just been published by Hodder and Stoughton. In the wake of the death of George Floyd, and the outcry from the Black Lives Matter protests, Chine McDonald’s book explores what it means to be black and a woman in majority white spaces where black women are silently exiting the church, no longer able to tolerate casual racism, colonialist narratives and lack of urgency on issues of racial justice.

David Lammy is the Labour Member of Parliament for Tottenham. After being elected for the seventh time in December 2019, he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Justice. As part of this role, David built on his landmark review of the criminal justice system, which explored the treatment of and outcomes for Black and minority ethnic people in British courts and prisons. David previously served under the Blair and Brown Labour governments from 2002-2010 as Culture Minister and Higher Education Minister. He won both GQ’s and the Political Studies Association’s Politician of the Year in 2018.


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