Immigration and British Identity: Past, Present, Possible Futures
Join the BBC Black and Asian Forum and the Runnymede Trust for an evening of debate and discussion on migration and British identity.
Coinciding with the launch of two new GCSE modules on migration to Britain and Runnymede’s compilation of a resource website to support efforts to teach the topic, this Black History Month event will consider the implications of the changed curriculum and the opportunities it makes, post-Brexit, to reconsider concepts of British identity.
Drawing on their personal experiences and their research, the presenters will discuss how Britishness has been framed through time and how we might reframe it, and perhaps expand it, today.
Featured speakers: Lord Herman Ouseley, inaugural head of the Commission for Racial Equality (now the EHRC), chair of Kick It Out; Professor Claire Alexander, sociologist and migration specialist, University of Manchester; Zrinka Bralo, director, Women's Refugee Commission and CEO, Migrants Organise; Afua Hirsch, journalist, Sky News; Omar Khan, director, Runnymede Trust.