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Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and Emily Bernard - When is a Change Gonna Come?

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and Emily Bernard - When is a Change Gonna Come?

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and Emily Bernard - When is a Change Gonna Come?

Aye Write

Book tickets

£5
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Dates and times

Friday 14 May 2021
7:15PM - 8:15PM

When is a Change Gonna Come?
Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and Emily Bernard chaired by Amna Saleem

7.15pm – 8.15pm BST*

In 2020 we have seen clearer than ever that Black people are still fighting for the right to be judged by the content of their character and not the colour of their skin.
In This Is Why I Resist activist and political commentator, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu digs down into the deep roots of racism and anti-blackness in the UK and the US. Using real life examples from the modern day, she delves into subjects not often explored such as racial gatekeepers, white ingratitude, performative allyship (those black squares on Instagram), and abuse of the Black trans community. In twelve intensely personal, interconnected essays, Emily Bernard’s Black is the Body sets out to tell stories from her life that enable her to talk about truth, race, family and relationships, and much more. She observes the complexities and paradoxes, the haunting memories and ambushing realities of growing up black in the South with a family name inherited from a white man, of getting a PhD from Yale, of marrying a white man from the North, of adopting two babies from Ethiopia, of teaching at a white college and living in America's New England today.

*This performance is live and will be available to watch for three weeks after the broadcast date to accommodate different time zones.
 
This performance is included in the Aye Write 2021 festival pass, so you will not need to purchase this event if you have already purchased a pass.

Books are available to purchase from our bookseller partner Bookshop.org. Bookshop.org supports independent booksellers and for every book purchased 10% comes back to Aye Write and Wee Write, helping to invest in our city’s book festival and reader development programmes.

Venue Map

Venue

Online

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