We want to share with you our last Activist Livestream for the European Action Week Against Racism, BYEBYE BIAS!👋
This year we decided to focus on the issue of biases to understand how racism doesn’t rely only on explicit and aware forms of violence and discrimination but it’s actually rooted in structural and cultural factors that influence our everyday actions.
For this reason we asked the opinion and experience of two of our network experts, Julie Ward and Shahab Saqib.
Julie is a British Labour politician and former MEP who was elected to the European Parliament in 2014. Currently an education consultant in the north east of England, Julie remains an active campaigner for migrants rights, currently campaigning against the UK government’s detention and asylum policies.
Shahab is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in the UK and a Visiting Scholar of Law at the University of Toronto. He is continuing his PhD at King’s College London wherein he is comparatively studying the conceptualization of discrimination in international human rights law and Islamic law.