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[ecrea] Media, Culture and Racism: Registration now open

Tue Feb 26 08:04:58 GMT 2013

Media, Culture and Racism:
An interdisciplinary symposium sponsored by Centre for Media and Culture Research


This event is free and open to all, but places are limited. Please register at

This symposium seeks to bring together academics, journalists, arts practitioners, teachers, and policymakers to explore the enduring legacy of the Stephen Lawrence case, and to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about its impact, 20 years on; at a time when racism is bubbling up in areas of British life, from politics to music to football, the issues raised by the case, and its wider resonance in public and cultural life, need to be revisited.

Invited speakers include:

• Professor Les Back (Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London) • Professor Simon Cottle (Media and Communication, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies) • Rehana Minhas (Equality in Education, led the development of the Stephen Lawrence Standard in schools and colleges in Leeds)

Film screenings and the display of artworks will be programmed as an integral part of the event.

Call for papers, performative presentations, films and artworks

We are still accepting proposals until Friday 8 March for papers, workshops, performances (including the spoken word), films, artworks and other innovative formats, on themes including but not limited to:

• Institutional racism and multiculturalism
• Media representations, journalism and public debate
• Policing, race relations and the law
• Educational intersections, inequality and diversity
• Collective memory, sites of memory and memorialisation
• Artistic and cultural expressions, interventions and responses

Your proposal should be no more that 250 words, and accompanied by a 100-word biography and your contact information. For artworks and films please provide a brief description of the work (including form/format, dimensions, duration, etc.), and only send links to images, sound and video. Please send your proposals to Tahera Aziz [(azizta /at/], putting ‘Stephen Lawrence Symposium’ in the subject line.

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