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Join Bright Blue and British Future for this Westminster event on ‘An agenda for action on race equality’.

Political debate on race in the UK today is stuck and increasingly polarised – when it should be building support for ambitious and actionable policies that could meaningfully tackle racism and racial inequality. While there has been progress on racial equality in Britain in recent decades, there is still an unacceptable gap in the life chances and everyday experiences of people from different ethnic minority backgrounds.

Last year, both think tanks published a collection of essays from leading decision-makers and opinion formers across the private, public and third sectors proposing constructive approaches to address racial disparities in modern Britain. The essays focussed on three key areas: opportunities, justice, and belonging. A short informal panel of contributors will discuss what the action should be and why.

We see the collection and this event as the next step to developing a broad cross-ethnic and cross-party agenda for change to address racial inequality in our society. This event will be a chance moment to bring networks and policymakers together to discuss how to prioritise action for 2023 and beyond.

Speakers: 

  • Sandra Kerr, Race Director, Business in the Community
  • Akeela Ahmed MBE, Member, Cross-Government Working Group on Anti-Muslim Hatred
  • Salma Shah,  Former Special Adviser to the Home Secretary
  • Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future
  • Ryan Shorthouse, Director, Bright Blue (Chair)

Date:

Thursday 23rd February 2023, 15:00-17:00.

Location:

The details of the venue will be provided upon confirmation of your place.

RSVP:

This event is free and open to all, but pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Please RSVP here.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Max Anderson, our Communications Manager, max@brightblue.org.uk.

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