Join us for our screening and discussion of Hidden Figures, the uplifting and triumphant story of the brilliant black women who made the white man’s mission to space possible. Based on real life events, Hidden Figures follows the stories of three mathematicians who defied gender and race barriers to rise through the ranks of NASA and play a vital role in its Space Programme.
Join poet and Director of Nottingham Black Archive Panya Bonjoko for this event on black heritage in Nottingham.
The University of Nottingham wants to end slavery by 2030. Join Professor Zoe Trodd for an evening of facts, figures and definitions on how we can work together to end this injustice.
Join Five Leaves Bookshop to discuss Alice Walker's Meridian. Chaired by NTU's Dr Anna Ball.
The Penny Lecture Series: Slave Trade Legacies: Past, Present and Future. Tales of the Expected and the Unexpected
Join local activist Lisa Robinson from Bright Ideas for a talk on the work she has done, is doing, and plans to do to challenge slavery, and other community projects that focus on people working in their local communities to effect wider change.
Richard Beavan has worked in the financial sector and has held a number of prominent roles in the industry. He is also a trustee of the LGBT charity Stonewall. Come to this talk to hear him discuss what modern leadership must mean today.
As part of the Penny Lecture Series, PhD Candidate Hannah-Rose Murray will be giving a talk on the African Americans who visited Nottingham and offered insights into the brutality of slavery and international racism.
The 'Penny Lecture Series' has been revived by PhD Candidate Hannah-Rose Murray and Backlit Gallery Director Matt Chesney. For details of these lectures and the motivations behind them click on this event, and the other five lectures, that takes place between the end of April and the beginning of June.
Join Louise Regan, Vice President of the NUT, Cllr Steve Battlemuch and Chris Dearden, author of 'The True Cost of Austerity' for Advice Nottingham, for a discussion on austerity, poverty and politics. This event will focus on Nottingham-based campaigners who have fought against austerity and poverty.
Jean Khalfa will explore texts from her recent book on Fanon and will shed new light on Fanon's writing on alienation and freedom. This final session in the series will point out Fanon's understandings of the problems to come and some of which we face now. Please book.
The Journey to Justice: Nottingham exhibition tells two distinct but interconnected stories. The first focuses on the US civil rights movement, its universal significance and its links to the UK. We tell stories of less well-known men, women and children who were involved and we explore factors essential for a human rights movement to succeed. In the second we tell stories of Nottingham's Journey to Justice, looking at the long and vibrant history of social activism and social justice in the city. We tell the stories of people like Viv Anderson, the first black footballer to play for England; John Clarkson, a gay man sent to jail in 1965 before homosexual acts were partially decriminalised; and Josiah Henson, a liberated slave from the US who came to visit Nottingham to tell his story towards liberation. Together, with other important local histories, Journey to Justice: Nottingham seeks to showcase, until now, lost histories of local people's struggle towards freedom and justice.
The exhibition is being held at the newly refurbished National Justice Museum (formerly known at the Galleries of Justice) in the centre of Nottingham from 1 April 2017 to June 16 2017. Entry is free.
Please join the Rights and Justice RPA, the Centre for Research in Race and Rights and Journey to Justice Nottingham for a talk from Dr Kate Dossett, Senior Lecturer in American History at the University of Leeds.
Reading Fanon through the lens of queerness, Humaira Saeed's session explores new ways of reading the ethno-psychiatrist. Please book.
Kathryn Batchelor's session explores the places to which Fanon's book traveled through translation into other languages and the ways in which the books itself changed as it was translated. Please book.
John Narayan makes Fanon's seminal work on anti-colonial struggle relevant today in this study sessions. Please book.
Join Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage for its 10th Celebration and Awards Evening. This event provides a great opportunity to celebrate the great work local people and groups have been doing in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to advance LGBT+ issues and lives. First come, first served. Entrance free.