We Can't Breathe: Gary Younge in Conversation with Zubaida Haque about race, class and COVID

A PSA21 Conference Public Event

The Coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests have thrown issues of racial and class inequality into sharp relief. Join Gary Younge and Zubaida Haque for a conversation on the impacts of COVID and the Black Lives Matter movement for ethnic minorities in Britain.

Professor Gary Younge is an award-winning journalist and academic who has written and broadcast widely in the area of race, identity, inequality and youth violence both in Britain and America. Formerly editor-at-large for the Guardian, where he was a columnist and the US correspondent for 12 years, he is currently Professor in Sociology at the University of Manchester.

Dr Zubaida Haque is the former Interim Director of the Runnymede Trust and a member of Independent SAGE(Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies). Zubaida has a strong research and policy background in ethnicity and inequality within education, employment, housing, health, poverty, and criminal justice areas. She has also written and spoken widely on race, policing and crime, citizenship and deportations, ethnic minority voting and health inequality issues. Zubaida has worked for several government departments, think tanks and universities and has participated in national Commissions, including two government-commissioned reviews on race and youth disturbances in Britain. Zubaida is a currently a member of Independent SAGE, which shares independent and transparent advice about how to navigate COVID-19 with the public and HM Government, a Commissioner on the (Lewis) Hamilton Commission and a fellow of the RSA.


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Date & Time

Wednesday 31st March 13:45 - 15:15 BST 

Online Event