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The first photos are up on flickr featuring snapshots of the first order of the day – THE CHARGE:

Welcome by: Esther Stanford-Xosei
-co-Vice-Chair of PARCOE (the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe)

Outline of the day by: Jane Trowell
– Shake! coordinator/ Platform Education coordinator

+ on the gavel/ strict 5 minute time keeping Tibetan chimes!!! – Khadijah Ibrahiim
– Artistic Director Leeds young Authors

Mini-lectures by young people and activists/academics on:

> Racism, young people and the police
featuring:
Selina Nwulu – poems: Britain on Trial/ Thou Shalt Not Kill 
Rotimi Skyers – poems: Ignite/ Hug 
Zodwa Nyoni – A Letter for Mama Oluwale – poem dedicated to David Oluwalwe

> Consumer Capitalism, advertising, and young people; Media portrayal of youth
featuring:
Sai Murai – overview of consumer capitalism + powerpoint presentation on evils of advertising 
Samia Aziz – talk on women & consumerism (ref: UNICEF report + Consumer Kids book)
Paris Kaur – poem: Barbie Girl

> History of displacement; contemporary refugee/asylum seeker realities
featuring:
Dr Carl Hylton – overview of history of displacement: trans-atlantic Afrikan enslavement 
Dr Stuart Hodkinson – Britain’s immigration system on Trial inc. powerpoint presentation
Germain Naruhana – harrowing personal testimony of asylum seeker experience