The aim is to generate new understanding of community formation and capacity through participation. The inaugural session is next week, on 4th December, and an impressive panel has been assembled:
Lucy Bland; British professor of social and cultural history at Anglia Ruskin University. Much of her work focuses on British sexological history and she will tell us about her latest book Britain’s ‘Brown Babies’, the stories of children born to black GIs and white women
Andrew O’Hagan, FRSL; Scottish Novelist and non-fiction author. He is also an editor-at-large of London Review of Books. O’Hagan is currently the Visiting Professor of Writing at King’s College London. As a working class kid growing up in a Glasgow estate, Andrew will tell us about the pivotal role that community and libraries have played in his professional life.
Sofia Akel; a race equality specialist in higher education, activist, and lecturer at Goldsmith University. Author of Insider-Outsider: the role of race in shaping the experiences of black and minority ethnic students.
Professor Tom Selwyn; Professorial Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Wednesday, 4th December. 18.30 for food, 19.00 for the Assembly. Tickets: Belsize Public Assembly: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/public-assembly-building-community-re-building-society-tickets-83202050573