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Explore the historical, geopolitical, theological, cultural and ethical issues that underpin Black Lives Matter (BLM) at the Wells Cathedral Black Lives Matter 6th Form Conference.

Over two weeks students will hear from expert speakers including:

  • The Revd. Dr. Carlton Turner Theology Tutor, The Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham: ‘Beyond Unconscious Bias? Listening Carefully to the BLM Movement’.
  • Alex Raikes, MBE DL Strategic Director of Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI) – ‘Racism and Hate Crime in the South West’
  • Dr Madge Dresser, Honorary Professor in Historical Studies at the University of Bristol: ‘The legacy of Transatlantic Slavery in Bristol and beyond ‘
  • Nadia Lewis-Gorton and Euten Lindsay from Devon Development Education and The Cultural Champions: ‘Windrush and me’
  • Dr Shawn Sobers, Associate Professor, Film and Journalism at University of the West of England: ‘Uncovering Black voices through film and photography’
  • Vienna Ashley-Watts and Amilee J, Organisers from BLM Taunton and Andrew Jeffery from BLM Bridgwater: ‘Discussing the journey from rural isolation and discrimination to empowerment to take action for racial justice’

The conference is open to all 6th Form and Further Education Students. The conference will be especially beneficial for those studying History, Politics, Law, Sociology, Philosophy and Ethics, RS, Geography, English Literature, Art, Photography, Health and Social Care.

When will the conference take place?

Wells Cathedral’s Black Lives Matter 6th Form Conference is taking place from the 2nd-16th March.

Events are a mixture of pre-recorded speeches and resources for use in school and a live Q&A session with speakers on the 16th March.

All content will be available online to access in school or at home.

Booking details

Wells Cathedral’s Black Lives Matter 6th Form Conference costs just £3.60 per student with free places available for those in receipt of Free School Meals.

Tickets can be booked individually online or as part of a group through their downloadable booking form.

Please note, the booking deadline for tickets is the 23rd February.

For more information, please see details on their website or get in touch with the Cathedral’s Education Officer, Jessica Withchell, by emailing education@wellscathedral.uk.net.

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