Doha Debates programme focuses on racial injustice
October 21 2020 01:22 AM
Marc Lamont Hill (left) and Mikki Kendall.
Marc Lamont Hill (left) and Mikki Kendall.

Racial inequality around the world will be the focus of the second season of Doha Debates’ #DearWorldLive programme, which premieres today with an interactive episode examining racism in America, amid the Black Lives Matter movement just two weeks before the US presidential election. A production of Qatar Foundation’s Doha Debates, #DearWorldLive is a lively, candid, and engaging weekly online programme hosted by award-winning journalist Nelufar Hedayat, with guest newsmakers, student participation, and viewer comments and questions from around the world.
Participants in the show today are Marc Lamont Hill, an activist, author, and professor of Media Studies and Urban Education at Temple University in Philadelphia, US; Mikki Kendall, activist and author of Hood Feminism, which makes the case for Black women ignored by the feminist movement; and Vikiana Petit-Homme, a Boston college student who became a national inspiration for her work in organising thousands of teenagers to participate in gun reform efforts, including March for Our Lives, and who works to lower America’s voting age.
Amjad Atallah, managing director of Doha Debates, said, “With the Black Lives Matter movement in the US resonating among people around the world, it’s clear that racial injustice is pervasive and problematic on a global scale.  The programme will be livestreamed today at 5pm Doha time on Doha Debates’ Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch pages.

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