Racial inequality around the world will be the focus of the second season of Doha Debates’ #DearWorldLive programme, which premieres this week with an interactive episode examining racism in America amidst the Black Lives Matter movement just two weeks before the US presidential election.

A production of Qatar Foundation’s Doha Debates, #DearWorldLive is a lively, candid, and engaging weekly online programme hosted by award-winning journalist Nelufar Hedayat, featuring newsmakers, student participation and viewer comments and questions from around the world.

Participants in this week’s show include Marc Lamont Hill, activist, author and professor at Temple University in Philadelphia; Mikki Kendall, activist and author of Hood Feminism; and Boston College student Vikiana Petit-Homme, a national inspiration for her work in organising thousands of teenagers to participate in gun reform efforts.

Doha Debates Managing Director Amjad Atallah said that with the Black Lives Matter movement in the US resonating among people around the world, it’s clear that racial injustice is pervasive and problematic on a global scale.

Now is an ideal time for #DearWorldLive to devote a series of thoughtful, engaging programmes to the question of how we can overcome racism.

The programme will be livestreamed this Wednesday, 5 pm, on all social media pages of Doha Debates – Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch. Viewers can participate and be featured by submitting comments and questions with the hashtag #DearWorldLive.

Future racism-focused episodes of #DearWorldLive will tackle issues of environmental injustice, art as protest, how to be an ally, and healthcare challenges.

To learn more about Doha Debates, visit dohadebates.com.