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BLACK LIVES MATTER – A JEWISH COMMUNITY RESPONSE

Tuesday, 9 June, 2020 17 Sivan 5780

8:30 PM - 9:30 PMZoom

Registration has now closed. We plan to livestream via our Facebook Page.

Our panel discussion will address questions raised by the renewed strength of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US and here in the UK. As a community we desire to act in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Hear personal and professional stories of how we can be agents for change and formulate new ways that we as a community can support this struggle. Guests are invited to submit questions in advance of the event. Please sign up below.

We will hear from:

Carol Cooper will speak to her own personal story and structural inequalities in the healthcare profession. Carol began work as a nurse and health visitor, she is now Head of Equality, Diversity & Human Rights at Birmingham NHS Trust, she is joint Regional Lead for the Chief Nursing Officer’s Black & Minority Ethnic Strategic Advisory Group for the Midland region. Carol also serves as an expert representative on the Royal College of Nursing Mental Health Forum Committee and on the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group at the House of Commons as an expert on Black and Minority Ethnic service and workforce parity.

Jeremy Dein QC will highlight some of the structural inequalities in our UK legal system. Jeremy has expertise in serious crime, including the representation of high profile clients, he has extensive experience of defending in murder cases and in serious sexual offences trials. He lectures widely on criminal justice and was appointed practice professor and QC in Residence at Middlesex University. Jeremy features as lead presenter in the BBC1 documentary series “Murder Mystery and my Family” and is a presenter for the podcast “Criminal Justice on trial”. He is the Joint Head of Chambers, and Head of Crime Group at 25 Bedford Row.

Leon-Nathan Lynch will share his own personal story of facing prejudice and racism en-route to the Bar. Leon is a barrister at 25 Bedford Row who specialises in serious crime and white-collar defence including drugs, violence and public disorder. Leon has a particular interest in gang-related violence and has represented several high-profile rap and drill artists. In addition, Leon will reflect on how his Christian faith connects with his hope for the future and challenge to structural racism in the legal profession.

Ayala Maurer-Prager presents a challenge to the Jewish community response to Black Lives Matter. Ayala is a PhD from University College London (UCL) in Human Rights, Political Violence and Literature, and specialises in comparative genocide studies and the dynamics of race and gender in conflict and humanitarian contexts. Ayala will speak to her challenge to the Jewish community to advocate for reform and to challenge structures of racism in our community and larger society.

Please email  Rabbi Oliver questions you would like to ask in advance of the event.

The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants prior to the event. Registration will close today at 5.00pm.
We plan to livestream via our Facebook Page.

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