Black History Month – Beyond Taking the Knee

An interactive seminar addressing topics including race equality and discrimination in football from grassroots to the professional game.


About this event

To look at the actions needed to address race equality and discrimination in football from grassroots to the Professional game beyond ‘Taking in the knee’. The interactive seminar with leading equality practitioners provides an open platform for society and football to examine concrete ways to ensure the challenge against racism in all parts of football culture and practice, particularly in the area of safeguarding and mental health raised by the death of ex-professional footballer, Dalian Atkinson.

The aim is to celebrate a memorial to the life and achievements of ex-Aston Villa Player, Dalian Atkinson, and to look at the changes in mental health needed in and outside of sport addressed by Doctor Michael Bennett, paper to the Lancet Psychiatry.

For further detail and to register please see:  
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-history-month-beyond-taking-the-knee-tickets-182681093067

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