Mersey Waves

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Summary

In this episode Liverpool’s first black Lord Mayor, Councillor Anna Rothery, joins Bristol City Council’s Deputy Mayor Councillor Asher Craig to talk about the response their respective cities have shown to the Black Lives Matter campaign, their own personal experiences of racism and what plans are in place for each city to tackle racial inequality.

Show Notes

Currently, there is a global spotlight being shone on the issue of race, with anti-racism demonstrations taking place across the world following the death of George Floyd.
 
Liverpool and Bristol are two major UK cities which share a shameful historic link to the slave trade – and in recent weeks, both locations have hit the headlines following a toppled statue and a defaced, iconic street sign.
 
In this episode Liverpool’s first black Lord Mayor, Councillor Anna Rothery, joins Bristol City Council’s Deputy Mayor Councillor Asher Craig to talk about the response their respective cities have shown to the Black Lives Matter campaign, their own personal experiences of racism and what plans are in place for each city to tackle racial inequality.
 
Presenter: Sarah Latcham
Panellists: Lord Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Anna Rothery, Deputy Mayor of Bristol Councillor Asher Craig
Producer/Editor: Niall Walsh
Recording Location: Zoom

What is Mersey Waves?

Produced by Liverpool City Council, each episode will dive in to a variety of topics – from music and film, culture and climate change right though to history, heritage and health. Through conversations with those in the know, we’ll shine a spotlight on different aspects of Liverpool life and explore subjects that matter to you.