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Public Assembly: Building Community, Re-building Society
4 December, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This will be the launch a series of Public Assemblies about the power of Communities.
Our aim is to generate new understandings of community formation and capacity through participation.
With us Lucy Bland, British professor of social and cultural history at Anglia Ruskin University. Much of her work focuses on British sexological history and, she will tell us about her latest book Britain’s ‘Brown Babies’: the stories of children born to black GIs and white women.
Andrew O’Hagan, FRSL, Scottish Novelist and non-fiction author. He is also an editor at large of London Review of Books. O’Hagan is currently the Visiting Professor of Writing at King’s College London. As a working class kid growing up in a Glasgow estate, Andrew will tell us about the pivotal role that community and libraries have played in his professional life.
We will also be joined by Sofia Akel, a race equality in higher education specialist, activist, lecturer at Goldsmith University. Author of Insider-Outsider: the role of race in shaping the experiences of black and minority ethnic students.
Professor Tom Selwyn , Professorial Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, will complete our amazing panel.
WED, 4th December, 7pm. Food 6.30pm