As part of Black History Month, Nottingham City Council will be hosting The Great Debate tonight (Thursday 27 October) at Loxley House from 6-9pm.
The Great Debate is a Question Time style event aimed at 16-23 year old young people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.
Topics will include career choices in the 21st century, what Brexit means for black communities and whether the Black Lives Matter movement is an effective form of protest.
Amongst the panelists will be Ola The Comedian, Jermaine Jackman (winner of The Voice 2014), Councillor Leslie Ayoola, and a local Black Lives Matter activist.
Adisa Djan, Equalities Consultant at Nottingham City Council and the event organiser, said: “The Great Debate gives young people an opportunity to cut their teeth on issues that impact on them directly. As a very hot and controversial topic, we’re especially pleased to have a representative from Black Lives Matter and as in previous years we’re anticipating a very heated and sparkling debate.”
A Black History Month events programme can be downloaded at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/whatson.
More information on Black History Month nationally can be found at www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk