Sidney's BME Officers are commemorating British Black History Month with an insightful discussion between inspiring Black academics and activists taking place on Monday 21 October.

Dr Ali Meghji (former Sidney Visiting Fellow who lectures in social inequalities) will be chairing the event, with influential panellists leading discussions on topics ranging from the the contributions of Black Britons, the state of scholarship on Black Britons, racism within the academe, and the contemporary effects of the legacy of slavery and empire.

Sidney's BME Officers have arranged an inspiring line up to join the discussion, including Chardine Taylor-Stone, a tireless cultural producer and activist named of one Buzzfeed’s ‘Most Inspiring British LGBT People Of 2016, Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry, an expert on Afro-Caribbean migration to Britain following World War Two, and Black British citizenship and identity after the Windrush, and Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper, a leading scholar and anti-racism activist whose research focuses on British policing, racist discourses and their relationship to the criminalization of black communities.

The evening kicks off with refreshments available from 5.45pm, and discussion will begin at 6.00pm. This event is open to all Sidney students and academics. Book your place!

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