Break the Cycle Conference 2020
We are delighted to share that we had a fantastic third conference this November. We virtually gathered together a network of those working with young people in both formal and informal education who want to change the under representation of BAME leaders, staff and role models across sectors as outlined in our Manifesto.
Our inspirational speakers who highlighted socio-political impact of equality and share their stories of influence. Attendees were invited to participate in practical workshops to share examples of best practice and good news stories inspired by the first Break The Cycle conference.
Our keynote speakers included:
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
Marvin Rees was elected mayor in May 2016. On that day Bristol became the first major European city to have elected a mayor of black African heritage. He describes becoming mayor as another expression of a deeper commitment to building a fairer, more inclusive world. https://www.bristol.gov.uk/mayor/biography-of-the-mayor
Professor Kevin Fenton, Public Health Regional Director for London
Kevin has worked in a variety of public health roles across government and academia, before joining the PHE board in 2020.
Before taking up the London regional director role, Kevin held a joint position as Strategic Director of Place and Wellbeing and Director of Public Health (DPH) at London Borough of Southwark and Senior Advisor, PHE. https://www.gov.uk/government/people/kevin-fenton