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Race, Equality and the Law

Event Date & Time: 16th June, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, Room B33, Torrington Square main entrance
Speakers: Dr Omar Khan, Runnymede Trust; Dr Camilla Schofield, University of East Anglia; Dr Anastasia Vakulenko, University of Birmingham
Tags: 1965 Race Relations Act
Theme: Equality, Law, Multiculturalism, Muslims, Race / Racism
Region / Country: UK
Historical Period: 20th century, 21st century


This collaborative event marks the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Race Relations Act. Three scholars working in this field reflect on the history of race relations law in Britain and offer their perspectives on what has been achieved, and looking forward, what still needs to be done:

  • History of ‘race relations’ and the Race Relations Acts – Camilla Schofield
  • Muslims, Jews and the Law  – Anastasia Vakulenko
  • Racial Equality in the 21st Century – Omar Khan

These short talks will be followed by questions and answers and a general discussion around the issues raised.

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