Reflecting on the movement since the tragic death of a Black man in Minnesota, we apply an intersectional lens to address wider, forgotten oppressions, including gender, patriarchy, diversity and inclusion. Black women’s experiences with state brutality and discrimination have been unheard and rendered invisible time after time. Whilst there can be no gender equality without racial equality, we explore the interrelationship between gender, feminism and race in this thought provoking talk.
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Dr Leyla Hussein is a leading and award winning international campaigner against female genital mutilation (FGM) and her passion is to create a safe spaces for women and girls.Leyla’s documentary, “The Cruel Cut”, was nominated for a Bafta. She was named Cosmopolitan Campaigner of the Year 2010 and she was included in the BBC 100 Women List in 2013, Woman’s Hour Power List 2014 and Debretts 500 as one of the UK’s most influential people.
Dexter Dias QC is an international human rights lawyer who has acted in some of the highest profile cases in recent years involving freedom of expression, murder, crimes against humanity, terrorism, FGM and genocide. For 30 years he has represented the families of BAME people killed in state custody in the UK.
Dr Charlotte Proudman is an award-winning barrister specialising in violence against women and girls particularly FGM. She is known for fighting for women’s rights in and out of court according to i-news. She was awarded her doctorate in FGM law and policy from King’s College, Cambridge and she is now a Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge where she is awaiting the publication of her book by Oxford University Press.
Chair – Dr Peter William Walsh is a Researcher at The Migration Observatory, University of Oxford. His research focuses on UK immigration policy. His doctoral thesis, The Legislature in Immigration Policy-Making: A Liberal Constraint?, examines the role of the national legislature in shaping the immigration law of liberal democratic states. His book, From Financial Crisis to Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons, published by Palgrave Macmillan, just came out in paperback.