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Anthony Walker was a Black British A-level student from Huyton, Merseyside, a Christian and a keen basketball player, who was brutally murdered in a racially motivated attack on 30 July 2005 near McGoldrick Park in Huyton. The crime shocked the local community and gained widespread national publicity. The perpetrators were brought to justice and received lengthy prison sentences.
In conjunction with the Walker Family and the Anthony Walker Foundation, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) instituted an annual lecture in Anthony's name in 2007.
This October, for Black History Month, the eighth annual Anthony Walker Memorial Lecture will be held at The Broadway theatre Barking (The Broadway, IG11 7LS, 5 minutes’ walk from Barking station) on Friday 17th October 2014 from 6:30pm – 8:45pm. NUT is delighted to have the support of Unison, Unite and GMB this year. The lecture is attended by many teachers, students and others in the field of education as well as champions of race equality from around the country. It is one way that they can use our role as educators to challenge the stereotypes and ideas that lead to discrimination and racist violence.
The theme for this year’s lecture is ‘Unite for Anti-Racist Education’
All teachers and students (14-19 yrs. old) are welcome. In addition to the invited audience, the Broadway is delighted to be able to offer a limited number of places, which are free but must be booked in advance by calling the Broadway box office on 020 8507 5607.
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