Key Developments (June 2020)

Building The Movement

 

Wanda spoke at The Mint event Split: Class Divides Uncovered…. by Covid-19? Wanda spoke alongside Ben Tippet, you can re-watch the full event in the link above.

 

In early May, Wanda spoke to students as part of the Learn Lounge speaker talks. Titled Plan, what plan?Wanda discussed her career journey and inequality with students of all ages.

Wanda has also appeared in podcasts for DSMNTLFiLiA and Private School Policy Reformon a wide-ranging set of issues, connected by one thing: inequality. 

Listen to these podcasts below:

#BlackLivesMatter

 

The video of the final 8 minutes and 46 seconds of George Floyd’s life is a traumatic reminder of the structural and institutional inequality faced by many Black, Minoritised Ethnic and Indigenous peoples across the world. This inequality is very real, impacts generations and, is often, extremely violent.

Wanda spoke about the fight for racial justice on Sky News and LBC Radio. We also added our voice of solidarity to those protesting for racial injustice. We have published a number of social media posts on the specific inequalities faced by Black, Asian and Minoritised people in the UK. We actively encourage you to share our statement below and join the campaign to #fightinequality in all its forms.

Racism is not just something that happens “over there”. Racism is deeply embedded within UK society too. It’s the rate of black people dying from #Covid19, it’s the pay discrimination faced by Black women, it’s the number of Black, Asian and Minoritised workers in low-paid and insecure work, it’s the lack of redress for victims of the #GrenfellTower fire, it’s gentrification, it’s the #WindrushScandal, it’s Black men being disproportionately targeted and brutalised by the Police, it’s the attainment gap for Black students in British universities, it’s the online abuse faced by Black female MPs - it’s everywhere.

Inequality is quite literally killing Black people in the UK. But inequality is a choice, and it doesn’t have to be this way.

#BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatterUK

P.S. You can sign the petition calling on the Government to improve maternal mortality ratesand health care for Black women in the UK and to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay gapreporting. You can also write to the Secretary of State for Education to ask for an introduction of Black British history to the curriculum (via The Black Curriculum).

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