ILPA Black Lives Matter event 29 Sept 2020

ILPA documents | Racial Justice and Equality Working Group

ILPA Black Lives Matter Series: Challenging Racism: power, insult and microaggressions in the workplace

EVENT | TRAININGTuesday 29 September 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The ILPA Black Lives Matter series is FREE and you can book your place HERE.

ILPA would like to invite you to join us for the second webinar in our Black Lives Matter series ‘Challenging Racism: power, insult and microaggressions in the workplace’. When conducting our ‘ILPA explores racism in the immigration sector’ survey, time and time again the issue of microaggressions and the subtleties of racism and were brought up by you. With 66% of respondents saying that they did not have the necessary knowledge and skills available to them to adequately address racism when they experienced it first hand we wanted to facilitate a space to discuss these issues.  

This session will explore the definition of microagressions, the subtleties of racism, to share experiences and highlight some anecdotal and uncomfortable evidence from our survey results highlighting the prevalence of racism within the immigration sector, and aims to better equip you to have those difficult conversations and challenge racism, no matter how subtle. 

For every roundtable in the Black Lives Matter series we are providing and accompanying reading list to support everyone to continue their journey of learning and unlearning. This series reading list is: 

Overcoming Everyday Racism: Building Resilience and Wellbeing in the Face of Discrimination and Microaggressions by Susan Cousins

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch 

I Am Not Your Baby Mother by by Candice Brathwaite

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala 

Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri 

You can find more resources including books, podcasts, documentaries and resources for Black lawyers on ILPA’s anti-racism resources page


Date:September 29Time:1:00 pm – 2:30 pmTutor details:Chair: Andrea Als, Partner at PwC and ILPA Trustee Unkha Banda, Praxis Community Project and ILPA BAME working group co-convenor and Raggi Kotak, One Pump Court ChamberTutor biographies:

Raggi is a human rights barrister, working with asylum seekers at One Pump Court Chambers.

Raggi identifies as a Queer, Britsh Asian woman, living in London.  She is committed to helping to create more diverse and inclusive spaces. She also studies Process Work – a brilliant facilitation method for conflict and change, which informs her work.Raggi has a long term history of activism, working around issues of race and gender violence, working with numerous individuals and organisations.  She is currently a Board member of Imkaan, a second tier violence against women project – supporting minoritised communities. She regularly runs sessions for different groups on Power and Oppression. She also manages Race Talk- a discussion space on Facebook. 

Venue:ZoomAudience:The ILPA Black Lives Matter Roundtable series is open to everyone and we welcome you to share this webinar with your friends, family and colleagues.Methods:Webinar

Document Date
Thursday September 24, 2020