Is Politics Racist ?
Date: 11 April 2017, Tuesday at 6pm [EVENT PROGRAM]
Venue: Leith Academy, Academy Park, Edinburgh EH6 8JQ.
Dr Timothy Peace, Dept of Politics, Stirling University : BME community in Scottish Politics
Dr Parveen Akthar, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Aston University: Ethnicity and Politics
(To register a place )
As the Scottish local authority election approach, May this year, diversity in public life believes it is time to re-address the issues of Black Minority Ethnic (BME) under-representation in politics. A cross party debate and Q & A will be hosted to allow the public to address the issue.
The key aims of the event are to increase participation and representation of Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in the political process. The event also aims to indentify ways to foster engagement of BME communities within grass root level political institutions. A question time style panel discussion will take place along with a keynote address. Politicians and academics will take part in the panel and will answer your questions
To make this event interactive, we would like to request all participants to submit questions at the online registration. A selected number of questions will be chosen for discussion.
Please note, this event may be filmed and streamed live online. If you do not wish to be filmed, a designated area will be provided.
This is a free event but booking is required. Crèche will be available subject to prior booking. To book a place, please complete the registration form online (Link: http://bit.ly/2mV4njw). For further information, contact: Mizan Rahman, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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