Thursday, March 2, 2017

Conversations on Europe Videoconference with the University of Pittsburgth: Black Lives Matter: The Movement in Europe (VIDEO)

By Rachel Johannigmeier

On November 15, 2016, the Jean Monnet Centere of Excellence at the Centre of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh held a roundtable discussion entitled, "Black Lives Matter: The Movement in Europe."  Panelists included: Felix Germain (Assistant Professor, Africana Studies), Toyin Agbetu (Community Educator, UK), and Kehinde Andrews (Assoc. Professor, Birmingham City University).

From the abstract for the videoconference:

In Europe, the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S. has struck a chord with some.  Issues of procedural inequalities and police violence have been made more public in Black Lives Matter marches in cities throughout Europe.  How does the movement in Europe differ from its American inspiration? How do issues of ethnicity and religion inform understandings of race in Europe? And what has been the response of authorities?
A video of the conference can be viewed below or on YouTube:

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