Over the weekend the academic team have heard from a number of our students – both in email and in video calls - expressing strong feelings about the deplorable killing of George Floyd and the following unfolding events in the US, highlighting their concern that there hasn’t been an ‘official’ response from the department.
Thanks to all of you who have made your views felt, and for prompting an internal debate about such an important subject.
You will know that we don’t generally comment collectively on world events – but it’s clear that we should be reacting to this one.
Faima Bakar, who writes for The Metro, will be discussing The State of Racism and young BAME voices in digital media in an online talk organised by the university's School of European Culture and Languages.
It's on Thursday 4th June at 5.00pm-6.00pm via Zoom.
The Print Futures Awards are now open for entries. I was lucky enough to win one last year, and would 100% recommend everyone from the CfJ putting themselves forward.