November 7 2012 'Our Leicester' event held

Posted by arj13 at Nov 08, 2012 12:00 PM |
Young people in Leicester explored their experiences of multiculturalism and its challenges at a University of Leicester social sciences event. ‘Our Leicester’: Understanding a Multicultural City featured a series of workshops and an instant survey. The participating young people put together a Youth Manifesto for a successful multicultural city that was presented to the deputy city mayor, councillor Rory Palmer.
November 7 2012 'Our Leicester' event held

Students at the Our Leicester event

The event included around 100 young people from local sixth-form colleges which are part of the Realising Opportunities network for widening participation.

The event was organised by Dr Marc Scully, a Research Associate on the University’s Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain programme, along with Dr Leah Bassel and John Williams of the University’s Department of Sociology.

Workshops included: Addressing Hate Crime; Racism & Prejudice in Sport; the 2011 Riots; Welcoming New Communities; and Faith & Identity in the City.

Press release for the event

A short film of the day was produced, that can be viewed below.

 

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