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Emma Dabiri 

What White People Can Do Next

In conversation with Sarah LeFanu

Starts at: Saturday 16 October 12:15 PM
Finishes at: Saturday 16 October 1:15 PM

You may recognise Irish-Nigerian activist, academic and broadcaster Emma Dabiri from BBC4’s Britain’s Lost Masterpieces. Her 2019 bestseller Don’t Touch My Hair sparked conversations about race and actually changed hair regulations in schools and the British army!

Everyone’s life is reduced by racism. ‘Whiteness’ as a system diminishes us all. However, race is not the only framework to live by and it distracts us from acting together to face our biggest threat: the destruction of our planet.

What White People Can Do Next is a book for everyone. It provides a vision of a future where ‘whiteness’ and ‘white privilege’ are interrogated, racialised thinking is deconstructed and the impact of class re-examined. She strips away the systemic myth of race and, with wit and rigour, moves the conversation on to the ‘where do we go from here?’ and the ‘what we do next’.

Join Emma for a challenging yet constructive session to help transform demonstrations of support for racial justice into real and meaningful change.