Martin Luther King’s Dream: How Can We End Racism Today?

Martin Luther King's Dream: How Can We End Racism Today?

December marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. preaching at St Paul’s on his way to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize.This event will challenge us to fulfil the dream he put to us of an equal society, one free from discrimination, intolerance, prejudice and extremism.

Thursday, 4 December 2014
6.30 – 8.00 pm
St Paul’s Cathedral
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Join us at St Paul’s Cathedral for a public discussion led by:
Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon OBE
Dr Heidi Mirza, Professor of Race, Faith & Culture at Goldsmiths College
Hugh Muir, Diary Editor at The Guardian

We claim to be a society of equals, but why are black and minority ethnic Britons more likely to be in poverty, in the criminal justice system, or in disadvantaged schools than their white counterparts? Why do BME communities experience less social mobility? Why has there been a recent rise in racism, intolerance and extremist groups?

We want to pay homage to the legacy of Dr King by looking forward to the next fifty years, imagining how our society and our communities can become more equal, with promise and opportunity for every man, woman and child. The discussion will address the impediments to true equality, and discuss practical ways these obstacles can be removed. There will be plenty of time for audience questions and answers.

All welcome. Free entry, booking essential.

This special evening event is hosted in partnership with the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank.