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The Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network, Democratic Education Network, Department of Politics and International Relations and Students’ Union (UWSU) present a roundtable discussion on black and ethnic minority women and politics.

Chair: Professor Dibyesh Anand, Head of Department of Politics and International Relations


  • Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE is the author of The Incredible Power of Staff Networks. She is a former civil servant and has undertaken leadership roles in various policy and strategic positions across Whitehall. She received an MBE for her services to the government and for her work in the faith community with young people.
  • Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor is an award-winning writer and producer who has been involved with several films, commercials, music videos and plays, including The Immigrant which is set in 3015. The character Oliver, a Brit seeking asylum is placed in detention, where he pleads his case to Usman, an African border official, who isn’t fond of immigrants.
  • Barbara Lindsay MBE is a senior policy advisor and a community campaigner. She was the recipient of the European diversity campaigner of the year award in 2011. She is also the founder and former Acting Chair of the Civil Service Race Equality Network.
  • Freya Thompson is President of the UWSU.

This event is open to all students and staff at the University of Westminster, as well as members of the public. RSVP by emailing [email protected]