One Sheffield Many Cultures public seminar: Monday, 4th March from 7pm at the Showroom Cinema (opposite Sheffield station).
Seminar leaders: Ratna Lachman and Sheila Taylor.
Everyone has a responsibility to condemn sexual exploitation and support the victims. By contrast, fascist groups across Britain are trying to cynically exploit the crime of grooming to spread racism and divide communities. The far right’s racist agenda has been boosted by the way sections of the media and some politicians have given legitimacy to racist myths about grooming.
Both our speakers bring invaluable insights to our discussion of the real nature of grooming and how best we can overcome the attempts to turn it into a racist issue. Please join us.
Ratna Lachman is director of JUST West Yorkshire which promotes racial justice, civil liberties and human rights in the north of England. She has written articles on grooming in the national press.
Sheila Taylor has been involved in the issue of sexually exploited children and young people since 1999. She became the Chief executive of the NWG Network in 2011, a network organisation of almost 1200 members who all have an interest in tackling the issues of Child Sexual Exploitation.