Gamal Turawa

Gamal Turawa | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Gamal Turawa | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Ex-Metropolitan Police Officer, Courageous Conversation Facilitator, DEI Awareness
London
Hear from Gamal 'G' Turawa, Ex-Metropolitan Police Officer and DEI expert, on the importance of resilience, self-discovery, and the impact of transformative dialogue.

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Gamal's Story
Gamal 'G' Turawa's eye-opening experience of being an ex-Metropolitan police officer was recently captured in the Bafta winning short documentary, The Black Cop. Having faced extreme homophobia and racial profiling throughout his career, Gamal uses his story to take you on an emotional exploration of identity through the lenses of race, religion and sexual orientation. His journey is both profound and impactive.

Gamal will deliver a thought provoking presentation based on his incredible journey that will cause delegates to reflect on what informs our identity and how our experiences and events shape our story. It has been described as a powerful testimony to the power of resilience and has given many hope.
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Understanding and Confronting Marginalisation
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The 10 Essential Elements of Dignity
The 10 Essential Elements of Dignity (based on the work of Dr Donna Hicks)
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Power and Privilege
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The Journey from Non to Anti-Racist
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Gamal Turawa | Speaker Biography

Gamal Turawa, or 'G' as he prefers to be called, was the UK's first openly Black, gay police officer. Growing up in the UK care system as a foster child in the 60's and later as a survivor of physical child abuse, Gamal faced great adversity, which did not stop when he joined London's Metropolitan Police Service. Gamal's life story has been told in the Bafta-winning short film 'The Black Cop'. In this heart-rending documentary, Gamal explores his memories of the racial profiling, homophobia and harassment he faced in his early career.Gamal Turawa, known as 'G', is recognised as the UK's first openly Black, gay police officer. Raised in the UK care system and a survivor of child abuse, Gamal overcame significant challenges, which continued during his time with London's Metropolitan Police Service. His experiences, including facing racial profiling and homophobia, were depicted in the Bafta-winning short film 'The Black Cop'.

Today, Gamal is the founder, managing director, and lead facilitator of Purple Frog Connections, where he shares his remarkable journey and expertise. He facilitates critical discussions on diversity and inclusion, encouraging more open and courageous conversations. Gamal's role is pivotal in inspiring teams towards meaningful change and fostering inclusive environments. His story is a powerful example of resilience, self-discovery, and the impact of transformative dialogue.

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