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Almost a year on from his killing of George Floyd, the Minnesota Fourth Judicial District Court found police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on three charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison – the first Muslim to be elected to Congress, the first African-American to serve as representative from Minnesota, and the first as that state’s Attorney General – is the man who led the team to achieve this historic verdict.

Join us to hear of Ellison’s fight for racial justice and a fairer society as he sits in conversation with Muddassar Ahmed, President of the Concordia Forum. Ellison will discuss his battle against racism in the US, the successful prosecution of the Derek Chauvin case, and the importance of transatlantic cooperation on this issue. UK Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy MP will make opening remarks at the event, with interjections also coming from Nina Smith, Alex Johnson, Naz Shah MP, Sam Tarry MP, Councillor Mariam Dawood and Saqib Qureshi.