Legacy of the Black Square

Legacy of the Black Square

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Thursday, 4th May 2023


After the murder of George Floyd in 2020, many companies worldwide issued statements of solidarity and support and posted black squares on their websites and socials.

‘Legacy of the Black Square’ saw experts analyse the impact of that tumultuous time; on programming and commissioning, promises made, what has been delivered so far and what may be to come.

On the panel were:

  • Joanna Abeyie, Head of Creative Diversity at the BBC
  • Marcus Ryder, Head of External Consultancies at The Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity
  • Lucy Pilkington, Managing Director at Milk and Honey Productions
  • Shaminder Nahal, Head of Specialist Factual at Channel 4
  • Miranda Wayland, Head of International DEIA, Content and Strategy, Prime and Amazon Studios

Hosting was K Biswas, Editor of Representology, The Journal of Media and Diversity, and a politics and culture critic

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