Arts & Culture

The Fight for Civil Rights: Being Black, British and Male in the 21st Century

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | 12 October 2019
Fora - Fitzrovia | £25

Black men are playing an ever more prominent role in politics, culture and society. But that’s only part of the story. Black people are over 3 times as likely to be arrested as white people and and in England and Wales are 40 times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched. Young men of Afro-Caribbean descent still face extraordinary levels of discrimination and as a consequence, grow up feeling alienated from mainstream society.

Our special guests include:

What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?

A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. Modelled on what we call a ‘leader conference’ in the UK (or an editorial board in the US), it is a place where everyone has a seat at the table.

It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It’s where, together, we sift through what we know to come to a clear, concise point of view. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.

Please arrive from 3.00 PM.

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This event is FREE for students. Register your interest and/or purchase your tickets at eventbrite

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