Black British Lives Matter with Marcus Ryder MBE

Tuesday 23 November 2021

In response to the international outcry at George Floyd’s death, Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder have commissioned this collection of essays to discuss how and why we need to fight for Black lives to matter – not just for Black people but for society as a whole.

Recognising Black British experience within the Black Lives Matter movement, seventeen prominent Black figures explain in the book why Black lives should be celebrated when too often they are undervalued. Drawing from personal experience, they stress how Black British people have unique perspectives and experiences that enrich British society and the world; how Black lives are far more interesting and important than the forces that try to limit it.

Join Marcus Ryder, Chair of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) Council and Head of External Consultancies at the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity to discuss the last tumultuous year and what more is to be done.