Live online panel will discuss the extra challenges covid-19 brings to the drive for diversity in the built environment 


Entrance and reception area at the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust in Deptford, designed by David Adjaye and opened in 2008

Join a live online panel discussion on diversity and inclusivity in the built environment and challenges covid-19 poses to efforts to drive equality in the industry on Wednesday, 22 April for a Stephen Lawrence Day debate, chaired by Building’s editor Chloe McCulloch.

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust tackles inequality in all forms, with a particular focus on supporting young people into architecture careers. So Stephen Lawrence Day has new urgency this year amid the pandemic, as evidence has emerged that black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities and those on the lowest incomes are being affected disproportionately by coronavirus.

For example, the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre found that of 2,249 critically ill coronavirus patients, 35% were non-white, nearly triple the 13% representation of BAME people in the UK population

The panel discussion will include Sonia Watson OBE, CEO of The Stephen Lawrence Trust, Priya Shah, founder of BAME in Property, Nyamoi Fall Taylor, architectural assistant and Stephen Lawrence bursary beneficiary, Purcell.

To register for the event click here or email by 12pm Tuesday, 21 April

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