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Race & Equity Initiative

August 24, 2016

School of Public Health: UW Students Have Hard Conversations About Race & Disparity in London

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Dark Empire student poses with British police in front of Big Ben in London

“For two days in late August, more than a million people inundate West London to celebrate one of the world’s largest street festivals—the Notting Hill Carnival.

Elaborate floats and colorful-costumed performers wind their way through streets to the sound of steel bands and calypso music. It’s a tribute to the traditional Afro-Caribbean carnivals of the early 19th century that celebrated the abolition of slavery.

What stood out most for UW School of Public Health student Eric King wasn’t the vibrant sounds or endless sea of people, but rather the sight of British police officers embracing and dancing with carnival-goers.”

Read full article from the School of Public Health