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Being Black and Politically Active

  • 27/10
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • FREE

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Is Black identity inherently political? What are the challenges faced by Black people in the fields of politics and activism? How can institutional racism be combated whilst working in those same institutions where it exists?

With a focus on the city of Bristol, join panellists and local Bristol representatives in discussing politics, activism, and taking up space in political spheres as a Black individual.

Confirmed panellists will be:
Nasra Ayub – Former UG Education Officer (2018-19), anti-FGM campaigner and writer
Hillary Gyebi-Ababio – NUS VP Higher Education and Former UG Education Officer (2019-20)
Liza Bilal – All Black Lives Matter Bristol
Asher Craig – Deputy Mayor, Cabinet Member for Communities, Equalities & Public Health at Bristol City Council.
Desmond Brown – former chair of Bristol’s Commission for Race Equality, now the Independent Chair of Avon and Somerset Police’s Lammy Review Group.

You can submit questions for the panel here >>

This event is taking place online. The joining instructions will be emailed to you on the day of the event.

This event is part of Black History Month. For more information about the month and the full programme, go to

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