Why is the BAME community being disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 crisis?
Figure released by NHS England show more than 16% of people who tested positive for coronavirus when they died in hospitals in England were from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
That's despite BAME people making up 14% of the population in England and Wales.
One report found that black, Asian and minority ethnic communities accounted for 34.5% of critically ill Covid-19 patients in hospital (source ICNARC).
Tonight an event organised by the The Ubele Initiative brings together a panel of key figures to discuss the crisis and its impact on the community.
You can watch the debate live (until 21:30 Monday evening) by clicking the button below. For more details of this virtual event, and the panellists taking part, scroll further down the page.
Panellists taking part in Monday night's event include:
Barbara Gray, Mayoress of Lewisham
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, gal-dem Magazine
Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor of London for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement
Deirdre Woods, London Food Board
Dr Elizabeth, Henry Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns
Henna Shah, Charity So White
Ifeoma Ike, Pink Cornrows
Joy Warmington, BRAP
Karl Murray, The Ubele Initiative
Kunle Olulode, Voice4Change England
Leroy Logan MBE, Voyage Youth
Marion Wadibia, NAZ Project
Marsha de Cordova, MP Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities
Patrick Vernon OBE, Windrush Campaigner
Prof Kevin Fenton, MD, PhD, FFPH London Regional Director of PHE
Roger McKenzie, Unison & TUC
Sado Jirde, Black South West Network
Sarbjit Ganger, Asian Women Resource
Susan Cueva, Kanlungan Filipino Consortium
Yvonne Field, The Ubele Initiative
This campaign is of real significance to us as members of BAME communities. We want much more than a review — we need a full public inquiry that gets to the root of what has happened and provides us with the truth. Members of my own family have been seriously affected by this virus so the ‘personal is also political’ as they say!