We are living through turbulent times. Emerging from a global pandemic in which ethnic minority communities have disproportionately suffered, over half of ethnic minority children in Britain are currently living in poverty.
We are also facing a legislative agenda which poses the most significant and sustained threat to ethnic minority people’s civil rights in recent memory.
Ongoing international conflicts mean there is a battle for hearts and minds over the extent to which we support those simply seeking safety.
It is not just refugees and migrants that are on the front line, British Muslims continue to be demonised, Jewish communities report an all-time high for antisemitic hate crimes and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities remain ostracised and excluded from almost every section of society.
But it’s not all negative, the worldwide condemnation and trauma which greets such events have created an environment in which people are more ready than ever to listen, learn and create lasting change.
The question we now face is: how do we come together to harness opportunities for change and move towards a better, fairer Britain?
This is why we are bringing together policymakers, corporations, academics, trade unionists, civil society groups, students and the general public, to explore how we harness opportunities for positive change, address threats and maintain the recent momentum for racial equality.
With just eight weeks to go before the We Move, race equality and migrants’ rights summit, over the weekend of 2 – 4 September, we are proud to announce the first of the fully confirmed sessions.
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We’ll be providing a variety of approximately 50 interactive sessions (including, world cafe, round table discussions, workshops, etc) as well as traditional themed presentations. There will also be an academic and practitioner poster wall, where we will encourage organisations and students to convey their work in a single poster.
Already confirmed we have:
These are just a selection of the sessions that are in the process of being confirmed, with further content to be confirmed.
There is a sliding scale of prices for the weekend depending, on whether you, or your employer is paying. Ranging from £199 for people from the Statutory, Academic or Private sector through to £50 for self-funded students or campaigners (this price includes accommodation for one over-night and all meals). There are also rates without accommodation and there are alternative arrangements for people with no recourse to public funds.
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The Summit is proud to be built alongside our valued Foundational partners: JCWI, Liberty, New Economics Foundation, Ubele Initiative, and Manchester University’s Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity. We are also grateful to the many groups and organisations, others, too numerous to list here, supporting us financially or by contributing sessions or other content
If you want to contribute content towards the Summit, help to subsidise spaces for attendees, bring a delegation from your organisation or area, or have any further questions, then please email for further details.