Refocus: Reclaiming the Role of Black Women in Activism in the UK
1 hr 51 min

An online conversation + Q&A organised by Alternative Fictions with guests Stella Dadzie, Kayza Rose and Ife Thompson - in conjunction with the Newington Green Meeting House. 

The contributions women of colour have made to our society are frequently missing from our history books. With Refocus, we invite you to challenge your understandings of issues that affect our society, both past and present.

Despite notable achievements and contributions made by Black women in activism to British society, many of these narratives have been lost or appear overshadowed. This webinar will celebrate the work of these activists - past and present - and ask why these names are missing from our collective memory and what we can do to rectify this.

In this online conversation, we will hear perspectives from Stella Dadzie, Kayza Rose and Ife Thompson, activists and educators not only campaigning for the wellbeing of Black people in the UK but also working to decolonise and diversify our understandings of British history.

With funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, non-religious church New Unity has transformed its Newington Green Meeting House into a fully accessible, free heritage space, sharing its radical history and encouraging visitors to think differently. The building – which was a hotbed of revolutionary thinking in the 18th century - holds stories of Richard Price, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Andrew Pritchard and most notably Mary Wollstonecraft – leading to it being described as the birthplace of feminism. Newington Green Meeting House hosts a regular programme of events and exhibitions celebrating this history and serving its local community.

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