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LSBC Conference 2013: “Black Children and Education: After Gove, where next?”

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10th London Schools and the Black Child Conference 

“Black Children and Education: After Gove, where next?”

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Institute of Education, London


The education system is undergoing some fundamental changes and we need to ensure that Black children are not left behind. Many of the initiatives that propelled our children into higher levels of achievement have borne the brutal brunt of public sector cuts. This is against a backdrop of attempts to remove key Black British figures from history lessons; soaring exclusions of young black boys; and an increasingly marketised further and higher education system that may see underprivileged black children priced out.

In 2002 I held the first ever London Schools and the Black Child conference and was able hold this event every year up until 2009, with the support of the Mayor of London. I remain passionate about helping all our children to achieve educationally, which is why I am so pleased to announce the conference’s return for 2013.

As in previous years the event will include an array of experienced speakers and bring together parents, children, teachers and community educators. The discussion will focus on what we can do to challenge the discrimination that our children face and ensure that they get the very best from their education.

Places are extremely limited therefore registration is essential. To register for the event through eventbrite please click on the following link http://lsbc.eventbrite.com/ .

Conference details:
Date: 1 June 2013
Time: 9am-2pm
Address: Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

If you have any further queries please contact Bell.RibeiroAddy@Parliament.uk .

I hope to see you there.

Yours sincerely,


Diane Abbott MP
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