In an age where social media has become a powerful tool to engage with consumers, the event will explore the influential role prominent Black figures have had raising awareness, shifting movements and empowering their peers.
Many of the social issues we observe today have always been in existence however, information wasn’t shared as quickly to a broader audience. Online platforms have allowed for more people and movements to share their stories and reach new audiences across the globe.
In a series of three short videos, our experts examined some of these movements through an academic lens and discussed the impact they’ve had. In particular, whether the voices of John Boyega, Megan Thee Stallion and others have helped change the status quo; the success of Marcus Rashford’s free school meal campaign and how we must address the ‘Colour of Power’.
Professor Scott Lucas and Dr Michell Chresfield look at whether Black celebrities should be using their platform to share racial and social issues.
Professor Kiran Trehan and Dr April-Louise Pennant consider what we need to do now to change the 'Colour of Power'.
Professor Karen Rowlingson and Alison Garnham of the Child Poverty Action Group discuss whether Marcus Rashford's child food poverty campaign will lead to change.