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SHIFT25 hosts first in a series of Transatlantic conversations on race and social justice

9. Dec 2020

Following the US presidential election, SHIFT25 hosted the first in a series of Transatlantic conversations on race and social justice, from a political, legal, business and cultural prospective.

RLC member Michelle Nelson QC and Pierre Davis (Chief Legal Officer at S&P Global Platts) moderated a discussion with MP David Lammy, Gary Younge (Professor of Sociology author, journalist & broadcaster), Amani Simpson (filmaker), Ekow Yankah (Jurist and Prof. of Law at Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law), Kirsten Clarke (President of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under the Law and US Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights) and Robinne Lee (lawyer, actor and activist).

SHIFT25 is a campaign with a working group of Black and BAME professionals striving to equalise opportunities for young people in education, recruitment and progression by 2025. Co-Founding member Michelle Nelson QC said:

"The 'In Conversation' event offered us the opportunity to share experiences, knowledge and ideas across the Atlantic and create a bridge between us and communities, academia and businesses which will help us propel the shift"

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