Reading Race

We read and think about colonialism, racism and white privilege, learning aspects of our history which none of us learnt in school. Currently we are a group of white people with 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 new writing by Black British autobiographical authors, the history of enslavement and the Atlantic trade, post colonial Africa and the 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 change

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

Rebecca Harrington (Group Convener)

Last Wednesday of the month
10.30 a.m. – noon
Group member’s home
Steps to entrance and indoors
Numbers for each meeting are limited

🟥 The group is full
🟨 The waiting list is open

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    Updated October 2023