Black History Month Lecture
Despite over 50 years of race relations law in the UK, reports demonstrate that racial discrimination has not only endured but in some aspects worsened. Thinking about discrimination as a virus, as a social ill that must be addressed at many different levels, may provide a way to address enduring racism. In this talk Professor Solanke suggests that lessons can be learned from public health approaches: just like the flu, racism also needs to be tackled at multiple levels - the individual, the interpersonal, the institutional and the environmental.
Professor Iyiola Solanke
Dr Iyiola Solanke is a Professor in the School of Law at the University of Leeds where she holds the Chair in EU Law and Social Justice. Her research focuses on discrimination law and EU Law. Her most recent book, Discrimination as Stigma was published by Hart in 2017. At Leeds, she teaches EU Law, Discrimination Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She is an Academic Bencher of the Inner Temple, and was recently a Fernand Braudel Research Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. In 2017, she set up the Black Female Professors Forum (http://blackfemaleprofessorsforum.org ) to promote the presence and visibility of Black women in the Academy.