BBC, The Council Chamber, BBC Old Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA
Diverse societies demand a level a cultural literacy. But can this approach to ethnic geographies imply a dominant culture against which others are compared?
Moving towards the notion of cultural intelligence, this round table event questions the ways in which different racial, religious and social groups are interpreted in relation to each other. The impact of globalisation, as seen in the fragmentation of once apparently solid groups or ethnic identities, makes us think again about our understanding of cultural literacy.
Prompted by an opening address from Trevor Phillips, writer and broadcaster, former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Commission for Racial Equality, this event provides a forum for dialogues between researchers, journalists, and those engaged with the debates around cultural literacy.
Individual short talks including contributions from Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Journalist and Broadcaster and Professor in Professional Practice, Middlesex University London and Joshua Castellino, Human Rights Advocate and Dean of School of Law, Middlesex University are followed by a panel session plus an audience-led Q&A and open discussion.
Tickets are free but numbers are limited. Please reserve your place on Eventbrite.