Education Welfare and Safeguarding

Safeguarding Conference 2023 - Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Boakye

Safeguarding Conference 2023 Keynote Speaker

By Safeguarding Team on 01 Aug 2022



Jeffrey Boakye is an author, broadcaster and educator. He has a particular interest in issues surrounding race, masculinity, education and popular culture. He taught English to 11- to 18-year-olds for 15 years and now provides training for schools, universities and businesses on race, identity, masculinity and education. Jeffrey’s published books are: Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime, Black Listed: Black British Culture Explored, What is Masculinity? Why Does it Matter? And Other Big Questions (co-authored), Musical Truth: A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs and I Heard What You Said. Jeffrey presents BBC Radio 4’s Add to Playlist with co-host Cerys Matthews.



Jeffrey continues to be an educator. He provides training and talks to school staff and teachers, other educational professionals and students, and corporates on a range of topics, focusing on race, masculinity and education. Jeffrey also provides sessions to school students on modern black British history, race and identity and masculinity.

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