Public Apology: KEE 2 Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

I am writing this statement to apologise for the comments I made in KEE 2 closing remarks where, in the context of emphasising the crucial importance of Black Lives Matter movement, I made reference to the term ‘all lives matter’. I now understand that in misappropriating the phrase ‘lives matter’ I undermined the message that Black Lives Matter. I sincerely apologise for the offence and distress this has caused participants engaged in the event. The reference has been removed from the slide and is being edited out of the audit recording.

Gillian Ruch
Professor of Social Work
University of Sussex