4.00 – 7.00pm, 22 February, Osmani Trust, Osmani Youth Centre, Vallance Road, London E1 5AB.
Is there an elephant in the room? If we live in a post-racial society, why do certain ethnic groups continue to experience disadvantage?
This seminar, planned to follow the retrial into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, will debate these questions and seek to identify solutions to persistent and emerging inequalities faced by BAME children, young people and their communities.
We have seen massive changes in the law and there is no doubt that progress has been made in addressing racism in our country. Greater proportions of BAME young people are going on to higher education, for example. However, these increased qualification levels are not translating into labour market and wealth outcomes with disproportionate numbers of BAME young people being unemployed and underemployed. Nearly one in two young black people are unemployed, compared to one in eight of young people in general. We are not making the most of British talent.
Who will attend and what will happen
The seminar will start with a range of experts presenting their views on what needs to be done to progress race equality in key areas relevant to BAME children, young people and their families. The Chair will then facilitate a solutions-focused discussion with panellists and participants, including representatives of the BAME voluntary, community and statutory sectors with roles and responsibilities relating to children and young people.
Who is involved?
This seminar will be chaired by Shaynul Khan, Assistant Director of the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre; Chair of Tower Hamlets CVS, and Founder and Secretary of the Osmani Trust.
Confirmed speakers and panellists include: Abu Mumin, Senior Manager, The Osmani Trust; Elizabeth Henry, Chief Executive, Race on the Agenda; Ilham Gassar, Council of Somali Organisations; Jack Gilbert, Co-Chair, Rainbow Hamlets; Jane Milligan, Borough Director, NHS East London & the City; Mary Durkin, Service Head for Youth and Community Learning, London Borough of Tower Hamlets; Muhammad Rabbani, Aasha Gang Mediation Project; Young Mayor Nahimul Islam; Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Rickett, Borough Commander; Phillip Kissi, External Relations Manager, Job Centre Plus; Rebecca Shaw, Co-Chair, Rainbow Hamlets; Richard Stone, ROTA Patron; Deputy Young Mayor Tasmina Khanum.
This webpage will be updated as new speakers and panellists are confirmed.
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
There are still some places left at the seminars in Haringey on 29th February and Islington on 1st March.
To book your place at the Haringey seminar, click here.
To book your place at Islington seminar, click here.
This seminar is being delivered in partnership with Tower Hamlets CVS and Osmani Trust. It is part of a series of seminars being delivered to coincide with the retrial into the murder of Stephen Lawrence.