DICE 2nd Annual Lecture

Posted by tf97 at Nov 07, 2016 10:31 AM |
On 19th October 2016 DICE held its 2nd Annual Lecture with over 300 people from a wide variety of audience who are mainly from the outside of the University of Leicester.
  • DICE team with the 2nd Annual lecture speaker's Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
  • Yasmin Alibhai-Brown with our Student Ambassadors and Intern
  • From left to right: Nasreen Kaleem, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, and one of our participants in our Cycling Project Rukhsana Jassat
  • From left to right Council member Vijay Sharma, guest speaker Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Senior Partner at Moosa-Duke Solicitors Mehmooda Duke
  • From left to right: Provost Professor Mark Peel, Guest Speaker Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and DICE Co-Director Professor Surinder Sharma
  • From Left to Right: Councillor Ted Cassidy MBE,  Director of Federation Of Muslim Organisations Abdul Karim Gheewala, Jaffer Kapasi OBE and Professor Surinder Sharma
  • Guest Speaker Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was having a lively debate with some members of our audience
  • We got a full house at the DICE Annual Lecture!
  • From left to right: Professor Surinder Sharma, Guest Speaker Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Jaffer Kapasi OBE
  • From left to right: Mayor of Charnwood Councillor David Gaskell, Earle Robinson MBE, Dee Robinson and Mayoress Jan Gaskell
  • From left to right: Professor Jason Hughes, Professor Julie Coleman, Mr Bhikhu Hindocha and his wife, and Councillor Ted Cassidy

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown offered her own insight and experiences of belonging in Britain. She described Britain as a place where multiculturalism was embraced and widely celebrated, and she used a number of enlightening historical examples. She also considered the challenges of belonging and how it fits with diversity and equality questions in 21st century Britain. Yasmin encouraged people in the audience to think critically about ways of accommodating and celebrating difference and protecting human rights. In this she was highly critical of the decision taken in the Brexit referendum. After the lecture ended there was a lively exchange between members of the audience and the speaker which was only curtailed by the lack of time.

>Relive the lecture by listening to our SoundCloud clip here:

>You can also view the lecture slides here.

Yasmin was also interviewed by Ben Jackson on the BBC Radio Leicester about her own experience and views on equality, diversity and belonging in 21st Century Britain

>Listen to her interview here. Audio file courtesy of BBC Radio Leicester.

View the pictures here.

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