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Evening Roundtable: Air Quality and Communities of Colour

UK100, with the All-party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution and supported by Airly, is pleased to invite you to a public facing roundtable exploring the impact of air pollution on communities of colour. 

Every year, between 28,000 and 36,000 people die as a result of toxic air pollution in the UK. Until December 2020, no coroner had ruled that air pollution was the legal cause of the deaths behind the statistics. 

Last month during a groundbreaking inquest, it was announced that the failure to reduce pollution levels to legal limits was a factor in the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah, who had severe asthma and lived close to London’s busy South Circular road. Since Ella’s death, her mother Rosamund, has become a leading figure in the campaign for clean air. 

UK100 and Rosamund Kissi-Debrah are bringing together politicians, senior local government figures and leading anti-racism campaigners to address what needs to change in the fight against air pollution, which like Covid19, disproportionately affects communities of colour.

Speakers 

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Ella Roberta Family Foundation
Nadia Whittome, Labour MP for Nottingham East
Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and the Environment, Birmingham City Council
Dr Halima Begum, Chief Executive, The Runnymede Trust (Chair)

Please join us on Zoom, Wednesday 20 January for an evening roundtable as we explore this important issue. Click here to register.

Find out about the Ella Roberta Family Foundation.

More about UK100.

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