Fri, 23 Sept|
Location is TBD
Black British Lives Matter
We are delighted to welcome Marcus Ryder and his fellow contributor, the author and historian Colin Grant, to talk about this ground-breaking collection which recognises the Black British experience within the Black Lives Matter movement.
Time & Location
23 Sept 2022, 17:00 – 18:00
Location is TBD
About The Event
In response to the international outcry at George Floyd’s death, Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder commissioned a collection of essays to discuss how and why we need to fight for Black lives to matter – not just for Black people but for society as a whole.
We are delighted to welcome Marcus Ryder and his fellow contributor the author and historian Colin Grant to talk about this ground-breaking collection which recognises the Black British experience within the Black Lives Matter movement.
Within the collection – which features essays from David Olusoga, Dawn Butler MP, Kit de Waal, Kwame Kwei-Armah, and many more, nineteen prominent Black figures explain why Black lives should be celebrated when too often they are undervalued.
Drawing from personal experience, they stress how Black British people have unique perspectives and experiences that enrich British society and the world; how Black lives are far more interesting and important than the forces that try to limit it.
“We achieve everything not because we are superhuman. We achieve the things we achieve because we are human. Our strength does not come from not having any weaknesses, our strength comes from overcoming them” Doreen Lawrence.
“I always presumed racism would always be here, that it was a given. But the truth is, it was not always here, it was invented.” David Olusoga
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