"Creating a sense of co-existence and community is about forging a shared identity which all members of society can identify with and I think this will necessarily begin with quite a profound reform of education."

Dr Myriam Francois is a Franco-Irish journalist, filmmaker and writer. A former columnist at the New Statesman, Myriam’s writing are featured widely in the British press, including the Guardian, TIME, Foreign Policy, the Telegraph, CNN online and Middle East Eye, among others. In 2019, Myriam started the “We need to talk about whiteness” Podcast (iTunes/Spotify/Soundcloud) to pioneer conversations around structural whiteness in the UK. She delivers regular talks to private companies and institutions on the topic and is due to deliver an upcoming Ted-talk (2022). She is currently working on her documentary directorial debut under her production company Mpwr productions. The film was shortlisted for the 2021Whickers Awards and the Cannes MIPDOC 2022. Myriam was nominated as one of only 14 “filmmakers to watch” in 2021 by One World Media.

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