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Join the movement #IAMTALKINGABOUTBLACK

Date and time

10 June 2020 17:00–19:00

Location

Virtual meeting on Zoom.

Event: Join the movement #IAMTALKINGABOUTBLACK

We face widespread unrest and anguish across the US and beyond, following the death of George Floyd. This was preceded by an incident in New York’s Central Park involving racism by a member of the financial services industry.

At a time when people are already anxious, many within our industry (and beyond) feel traumatised by these incidents. While you don’t have to be of a particular ethnicity to understand the pain, prejudice and injustice, it is the black community who are bearing the brunt of this hurt and stress.

But how do we ALL move forward together from this? Against this backdrop, #talkaboutblack believes it is important to reach out to people of all ethnicities with the launch of the #IAM social media campaign, which aims to:

  • Highlight the structural obstacles black people have faced throughout history and still face today.
  • Demonstrate leadership from senior black professionals and allies to show that, despite racial disparities throughout the world, there is hope.
  • Recognise that we can all support each other and that everyone must stand together to create a fair and equitable society.

Speakers will also share their own thoughts and feelings about recent events, as well as provide practical ways for all to make a positive and sustainable difference, in an open and candid discussion.

No matter what industry you are in...

Register now at: [email protected]

...for a virtual event via Zoom on any device, on the 10th June, 2020 at 5pm BST to find out more about this social media campaign and practical ways to make a difference. You will be sent dial-in-details a few days before the event.

 

Item Speakers
Host & Introduction

Anji Kang-Stewart Managing Director, Wellington Management

Panel Speakers

Darren Johnson (Moderator) COO, Listed Equities, Impax Asset Management

Gavin Lewis Managing Director, Blackrock

Justin Onuekwusi Head of Retail, Multi-Asset Funds, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)

Marisa Hall Co-Head, Thinking Ahead Institute, Willis Towers Watson

Closing & Call to Action

Dawid Konotey-Ahulu Founder and Board Director, Redington

 

#TALKABOUTBLACK

 

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