Professor James Arthur, Head of the School of Education and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Adam Tickell introduced the guest of honour Doreen Lawrence OBE who spoke about the importance of the centre’s launch which coincided with the 20thanniversary of her son Stephen’s murder.
CRRE’s Directors, Professor David Gillborn and Dr Nicola Rollock welcomed over 200 staff, students, alumni, partnership schools and external guests to celebrate the country’s foremost academic centre dedicated to the study of racism and race inequality in education. David Lammy MP sent his best wishes ahead of the event, which was attended by local media. Guests were treated to a performance by Birmingham’s Poet Laureate, Dreadlock Alien who shared a selection of his inspirational poems.
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