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Cultural Literacy - Hosted by The Centre for Ideas and the BBC

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START DATE 13 November 2015
START TIME 09:30am

BBC, The Council Chamber, BBC Old Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA

END DATE 13 November 2015
END TIME 12:30pm

An event exploring Cultural Literacy hosted jointly by Aaqil Ahmed, Head of Religion and Ethics at the BBC and The Centre for Ideas Cfi, Middlesex University London

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.

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