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GRAND CHALLENGES LECTURE SERIES Professor Iyiola Solanke A PUBLIC HEALTH NARRATIVE FOR ANTI- DISCRIMINATION LAW 28 NOVEMBER 2018 6.00PM-7.00PM KEELE HALL, THE SALVIN ROOM Despite over 50 years of anti-discrimination law in the UK, reports demonstrate that discrimination has not only endured but in some areas worsened. Why is this? In this talk, Professor Solanke suggests that a problem lies in the individualised approach inherent in anti-discrimination law, where an individual victim brings a case against an individual organisation/ employer. Further, that if this were to be complemented with a social approach, where public action was a norm alongside individual action, anti-discrimination law could be more effective. Drawing upon literature in critical social psychology and methods adopted in public health campaigns, she will propose a way to do this. Iyiola Solanke, is a Professor in the Centre for Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds where she holds the Chair in EU Law and Social Justice. Her research focuses on discrimination law and EU Law. Her most recent book, Discrimination as Stigma was published by Hart in 2017. Professor Solanke is an Academic Bencher of the Inner Temple, and was recently a Fernand Braudel Research Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. In 2017, she set up the Black Female Professors Forum ( to promote the presence and visibility of Black women in the Academy. 6