Black and British: Expressions of black masculinity by The Guardian Live

Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 19:00 

For the first in a new livestreamed series, we will be exploring what it means to navigate modern Britain as a young black man.

About this Event

When George Floyd was killed at the end of May, many UK media outlets and politicians pointed to the US as an example of what we are not, declaring that black people in the UK do not experience police brutality.

The reality is very different: Rashan CharlesEdson Da Costa and Sheku Bayoh are just three young black men to have died in police custody in the UK within the last few years. Young black people here are also disproportionately at risk of being excluded from school, stopped and searched, and incarcerated.

As the news cycle moves on, we will be asking: how do the early encounters of black young men shape their later lives? What does the controversial expansion of stop and search mean for their progression? How can we avoid the Black Lives Matter revolt from becoming a cultural debate?

You will have the opportunity to put your questions to our panel, which includes Guardian reporter Aamna Mohdin, All Black Lives UK organiser Tyrek Morris, StopWatch chief executive Katrina Ffrench, and chair Lanre Bakare.

Running time: 60 minutes

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This event is being streamed globally. If you are joining us from outside the United Kingdom, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.

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