Making a Difference: Edie Friedman, Anne Karpf Trevor Phillips and Stephen Twigg

Stephen Twigg, Trevor Phillips, Anne Karpf

09/03/2003 2:00 pm

To mark the launch of their new education pack Making a Difference: Promoting Race Equality in Secondary Schools, Youth Groups and Adult Education – a Jewish Perspective, the Jewish Council for Racial Equality held a panel discussion at Jewish Book Week on the theme of ‘Making A Difference: Educating Jewish Children for Life in Multicultural Britain’.

Trevor Phillips

Trevor Phillips, the broadcaster and London Assembly chairman, is the chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality. Born in London to parents from Guyana, Trevor Phillips is a former president of the National Union of Students. He has spent most of his career in television, rising to become head of current affairs at London Weekend Television. He was chairman of the Runnymede Trust, a charity concerned with race issues, from 1993 to 1998.

Anne Karpf

Anne Karpf is a sociologist and award-winning journalist, contributing regularly to The Guardian and other publications. Her books include How to Age, translated into ten languages, an acclaimed family memoir The War After: Living with the Holocaust and How Women Can Save the Planet. She is Professor of Life Writing and Culture at London Metropolitan University.

Stephen Twigg

Stephen Twigg has been MP for Enfield Southgate since 1997. His first government position was as Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and he is now Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Education and Skills. Stephen was educated at Southgate School and read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1990 he was elected President of the National Union of Students and in 1992 was elected as a Councillor for the London Borough of Islington. Stephen was Chair of Labour Friends of Israel from 1998-2001