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22 Jun 2020

Loughborough University London graduates come together in support of racial equality

A group of alumni who studied at the London campus have shared messages in support of the black lives matter movement.

Alumnus Kearn Williams, who studied MA Media and Creative Industries, said:

“We decided to move our voices away from our circle of friends and put it into the public discourse on #BlackLivesMatter.”

The group of graduates, who all identify as part of the BAME community, have put together a video to speak about the movement and to share their thoughts and experiences.

Kearn continued:

“We have always had such discussions on these issues, during our time at university, and even still in our current online chats as we've remained close friends since graduation”.

The video, named GLOBAL LENSES, features thirteen Loughborough University London alumni, who have filmed themselves from their homes in France, Ghana, Grenada, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, UK, USA, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. One alumnus is also part of the deaf community.

Paris based alumna, Thu-An Duong, said:

"Not only does it bring me great joy to have us all participate in something together, but it goes beyond our social interactions, doing something that is meaningful".

Alongside Kearn and Thu-An, the alumni featured in the video are Ibukun Adegola, Jennifer Agwunobi, Christina Oyinkansola Akintoye, James Anite, Aaron Dillon, Darien Ford, Solomon Ilevbare, Martha Keezire, Mariam Mufti, Paul Ntulila and Danilo Vidad.

You can also hear from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison online.

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