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Grenfell tragedy strikes controversy during Leicester debate

TUESDAY 14 November, at the University of Leicester, kicked off this week’s Great Debate Tour.

It launched in style with such a vast, diverse student audience. The panellists included University of Nottingham BME Officers Florence & Adreanna, Tyson Nsimbe & Elizabeth Aderian.

Elevation Network’s Great Debate Tour is the largest UK debate forum which targets Black, Minority and Ethnic students in UK Universities.

In partnership with the DeMontfort University and University of Loughborough, the event took place in in the Attenborough Building, on the university campus. This event included an introduction led by Chairman Samuel Kasumu.

Student attendee Toyin tweeted: “At my first GDT 2017”

Samuel Kasumu said: “Just arrived for GDT 2017 in Leicester. Room is filling up... lots of energy in the room Great Debate Tour”

Wednesday 15 November saw both Coventry end this week’s Great Debate Tour. The panellists on the night consisted of Kwasi Tandoh, Darrien and an audience participant. Located in Coventry, the event took place in the George Eliot Building. The event began with an introduction led by Chairwoman Shanade Johnson.

The Great Debate Tour covers 15 dates at Universities across the country, running throughout Black History Month.

For more information about the Great Debate Tour please visit: www.elevationnetworks.org/GreatDebateTour

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