UCL Faculty of Laws


VIRTUAL EVENT: Black Lives Matter: A Transatlantic Dialogue

15 July 2020, 5:00 pm–6:45 pm

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A UCL Laws Race Equality Network event

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About this event

The killing of George Floyd is the latest in a litany of high profile Black deaths involving police forces in the US. It has sparked outrage around the world which has found expression in the renewed Black Lives Matter movement. But what are the origins of this movement and what relationship does it bear to the US Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s? To what extent is the Black Lives Matter movement local to the particular context in the US? What are the implications for policing, racism and anti-racism in the UK - where Black people are also disproportionately affected by deaths following police contact and by broader issues in policing and criminal justice? What are the movements objectives and what are its chances of success?

In this event sponsored by the UCL Laws Race Equality Network, two leading scholars on the law and the politics of race in the US and UK will open up a transatlantic dialogue attempting to address these and other questions about the context, relevance and global implications of the Black Lives Matter movement.


Images of Adam Eliot-Cooper, Natalie Sedacca, Ekow Yankah

The event was chaired by Natalie Sedacca (UCL, Faculty of Laws).


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