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Re-thinking reparative justice in the 'post-George Floyd' era - online lecture

This online lecture, presented by Professor Olivette Otele, Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society, will take place on 27 September 2021.

The Centre for Public History at Queen's and the BAME & International Staff Network are delighted to announce a lecture by Professor Olivette Otele, Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society:

'Re-thinking reparative justice in the 'post-George Floyd' era'

This will be followed by a conversation with Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry, Director of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre, and will include an open Q&A session.

Outline of Professor Otele's lecture talk:
When President Barack Obama was elected in 2009, the monumental event gave hope to millions of people across the globe and in particular to those of African descent and allies who have been fighting for racial and social justice in the Global North. A few optimists even predicted a ‘post-racial era’. Those commentators were proven wrong as has been demonstrated by the backlash and the election of Donal Trump. In May 2020, following the brutal murder of African America George Floyd, the world was once again forced to face the tragic ramifications of racism. A large number of institutions in Britain issued statements in support the Black Lives Matter Movement. Over 1 year after the killing, we might collectively want to reflect on what has been achieved but also address the elephant in the room, resistance to anti-racist strategies and virulent debates about Britain’s’ troubling colonial past.  

All welcome.

For more details and to register see here