12
Feb
2010

Equality and Diversity in the Media - Dhiren Katwa

Dhiren Katwa is with the Environment Agency as External Relations Advisor. He has been a trustee of Birmingham Rathbone (a charity for people with mild to moderate learning difficulties) since 2007. In addition, he sits on the ITV Central Diversity Panel and on the Diversity Board of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a member of the Equality Council of the National Union of Journalists.

Here he discusses the current issues in making the media a more diverse and equal industry.

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14
Jul
2009

Social Work, Hate Crime, Diversity and Equality - Dr Gurnham Singh

Dr Gurnham Singh discusses his research into Race, Inequality, Diversity, Social Work and Hate Crime.

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8
Jul
2009

Blind Optimism: Challenging the Myths of Private Health in Poor Countries - Anna Marriott, Oxfam

Anna Marriott works for Oxfam. Here she discusses and challenges the myths that surround private health care in poor countries at the 15th annual IAHPE conference that took place at Coventry University.

11
Jun
2009

Making Mugabe and the White African - Lucy Bailey

The documentary, which was shot covertly in Zimbabwe in 2008, charts white farmer Mike Campbell who takes President Mugabe to court for racism. Campbell won his case despite intimidation, threats and violence against him, his family, the 500 black workers and their families who share life on the farm.

Lucy talks about the making of the documentary which is currently touring a number of festivals around the world.

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20
Apr
2009

Aids in sub-Saharan Africa - Professor Hazel Rose Barrett

Professor Hazel Barrett has spent a number of years researching the aids pandemic in the sub-Saharan countries of Africa. Despite the numerous efforts over the years the AIDS virus continues to grow in the number of people contracting and dying from the infection.

In this talk Hazel discusses some of the many causes influencing the problem of AIDS and HIV in the countries of Africa, arguing that the issues can only partially be solved by medical advancements. She also discusses the socio-economic factors that are influencing the prominence of AIDS throughout this region.

Hazel also discusses the impact that the virus is continuing to have on the UK and the many myths that surround the virus.

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12
Mar
2009

Black Players in Football - Africa Day - Cyrille Regis MBE

Cyrille Regis MBE won the FA Cup with Coventry in 1987. He made his name at West Bromwich Albion and played for England five times. Cyrille is a regular visitor to Africa.

In this Coventry Conversation Cyrille talks to John Mair about his experiences as a black footballer.

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21
Jan
2009

Barack Obama? - John O Oucho

John O. Oucho holds a PhD in Population Geography from the University of Nairobi and was a post-doctoral fellow of the Carolina Population Centre in the University of Nairobi, University of Ghana and University of Botswana. He is a well-travelled and well-published academic and has participated in many international conferences, presenting papers and chairing sessions.

This Coventry Conversation was recorded just a day after Barack Obama won the presidency in the US. This is the subject of John's talk.

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19
Oct
2008

Trevor Phillips discusses Community Cohesion

Trevor Phillips, head of the Commission for Equalities and Human Rights, discusses the current financial situation in the UK and the potential effects on community cohesion.

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19
Oct
2008

Migration and the Economic Downturn - Anne Harrop

Anne Harrop, director of policy and research at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, talks about the effect the economic downturn may have on migration.

19
Oct
2008

Community Cohesion and Local Government - Richard Kemp

Richard Kemp, deputy chair of the LGA, discusses community cohesion from a local government perspective.