In The Room podcast

Proximity is Everything! with June Sarpong

February 18, 2021 Season 2 Episode 2
In The Room podcast
Proximity is Everything! with June Sarpong
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In The Room podcast
Proximity is Everything! with June Sarpong
Feb 18, 2021 Season 2 Episode 2

How can we build truly inclusive workplaces where everyone is counted? What does it take to move from performative allyship to active anti-racism? How will we ever level the playing field in an unfair system?

Tackling these critical questions and so much more, internationally renowned broadcaster, writer and campaigner, June Sarpong, is our latest podcast guest on In the Room. As BBC’s first Director of Creative Diversity, June is a passionate advocate for change in the workplace and greater representation in the media. A valued member of The Room and one of the most recognisable faces of British television, she brings her wealth of experience to this powerful conversation.

“When someone is ‘the other’, it’s easier to ‘otherise’ that person. The minute you get to know their humanity, they are no longer ‘the other’.”

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How can we build truly inclusive workplaces where everyone is counted? What does it take to move from performative allyship to active anti-racism? How will we ever level the playing field in an unfair system?

Tackling these critical questions and so much more, internationally renowned broadcaster, writer and campaigner, June Sarpong, is our latest podcast guest on In the Room. As BBC’s first Director of Creative Diversity, June is a passionate advocate for change in the workplace and greater representation in the media. A valued member of The Room and one of the most recognisable faces of British television, she brings her wealth of experience to this powerful conversation.

“When someone is ‘the other’, it’s easier to ‘otherise’ that person. The minute you get to know their humanity, they are no longer ‘the other’.”