Thurs 1st October
So We Marched, What Next?
Date: Thurs 1st October
The murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis on May 25th provoked a wave of outrage and protests across the US. The protests became global; cities were rocked by massive demonstrations and statues came tumbling down. Chants of ‘I can’t breathe!’ and ‘No justice, no peace!’ rang out, demanding change, an end to police brutality, to institutional racism and structural inequality. Here in Liverpool the support for Black Lives Matter protests and marches was phenomenal. Now the crucial question facing black communities and the anti-racist movement is ‘What Next?’
Tracey Gore, The Chair of Liverpool’s New Race Equality Task Force, Kim Johnson MP and local activist Kolade T Ladipo lead this panel discussion, exploring how we move from street protests to challenging the structures of inequality in the corridors of power.