Covid-19, Black Lives Matter and Conversations about Race and Racism

This event has now ended, please return to the main events page.

View all events

The MICE Hub (Mental Health in Childhood & Education Hub) in collaboration with the Health & Wellbeing Theme, would like to invite you to this webinar to mark Black History Month.

In this talk, the speakers will discuss the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, raising areas of concern regarding ethnicity and race relations, social care, education, attainment and well-being. The speakers will also consider the extent to which the pandemic and the upsurge of anti-racist activism following the murder of George Floyd have influenced our conversations about race and racism.


  • Dr Paul Ian Campbell, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Leicester; Associate Editor for Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power; BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize (2017)
  • Ms Sonia Carr, CEO of Wiltshire Racial Equality Council
  • Ms Patricia Gilbert, PhD student School of Education and Sociology, University of Portsmouth

Please observe the following etiquette during the online event

  • Join the event in a quiet space wherever possible – this will help reduce background noise.
  • Make sure you’re on time. You might not disrupt the presentation by logging in late, but you could miss important information.
  • Your microphone and webcam will be turned off during the webinar.
  • You can raise questions using the Chat or Q&A buttons.Don't use the chat for socialising. This can be very distracting to others.