The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Conversation with the Queen's Commonwealth Trust
While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been adjusting to life in the United States, they have not let their cross-continental move stop them from their work. Harry & Meghan joined a discussion with young leaders from across the Commonwealth about fairness, justice and equal rights.
The conversation was led by Chrisann Jarett, a trustee for the Queens Commonwealth Trust as well as co-CEO of We Belong. The discussion focused on the tangible steps we all can take to make the world a more equitable and just place for all people regardless of gender, race or sexual identity. One of the biggest takeaways of the conversation was the reminder that this change is not something that will happen overnight, and it is up to each and every one of us to continue to educate ourselves, check our biases and stand up every day in any way we can for equality and justice for all.
In the wake of George Floyds murder at the hands of police in the United States, there have been protests and demonstrations around the world calling for the arrest of the officers responsible and demanding the dismantling of institutionalized racism that remains prevalent in society today.
As the President and Vice-President of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, Harry & Meghan joined the discussion to hear about the changes that young leaders are helping make throughout the Commonwealth.
Both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have now spoken out against racism and vocalised support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. BLM was founded in the States following the acquittal of the officer responsible for Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot while walking home.
The conversation also included the director of Equality Bahamas, Alicia Wallace, founder and CEO of the Common Sense Network, Mik Omoniyi and Abdullahi Alim who leads the Worlds Economic Forum's Global Shapers network of emerging young leaders in Africa and the Middle East.
To watch the full conversation click here.