Reading Race 1 : Non-fiction

Group Convener : Rebecca Harrington
We read and think about colonialism, racism and white privilege, educating ourselves on aspects of history and social policy which none of us learnt in school

❑ Currently we have various cultural and class backgrounds, living and working mainly in public sector in London for 40+ years, where understanding diversity, race and power has been of critical importance personally and professionally

❑ Now retired, we are opening our eyes and minds through the exploration of non-fiction writing, including current British experiences of people of colour, history of enslavement and the Atlantic trade, post colonial Africa and the wider history of Empire

❑ We are stimulated by the challenges of how this knowledge and experience can deepen our understanding of racism now, and our own process of learning and change

❑ We have included so far the work of Reni Eddo-Lodge, Afua Hirsch, Akala, David Olusoga, Stella Dadzie, Franz Fanon, Susan Williams, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Sathnam Sanghera, William Dalrymple, Shashi Tharoor, Nisid Hajiri, Michael Taylor… and the learning continues!

❑ Numbers for each meeting are limited
When and where
Last Wednesday of the month
🕥10.30 a.m.-noon
Group member’s home
Steps to entrance and indoors
Status
🟥The group is currently full
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    Updated October 2023

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