Some events over the coming months...
Asian Activism in Nottingham : Walk and talk and exhibition
Saturday 23 September, 1pm-5.30pm
Location : Primary, 33 Seely RoadNottingham, NG7 1NU
I will joined by elders from the local community for a walking tour and exhibition. This event celebrates people from the South Asian Diaspora who settled in Nottingham and contributed to challenging everyday racism in the city through different forms of activism. From housing campaigns, to interventions in factories, legal challenges, or through music and culture – although these small acts went largely unacknowledged, they contributed to the multi-cultural Nottingham we know today.
Join us for a walk around Radford and Lenton from 1pm, followed by refreshments and a exhibition of photographs and archive material at Primary.
States of America: Photography from the Civil Rights Movement to the Reagan Era. Exhibition walkthrough
Wed 18 Oct, 6pm
I will be talking alongside, Jake Howe, Jo Wheeler, and Sian Hallam-Davies from Nottingham Photo Social will talk through how the exhibition unravels the diversity of American documentary photography, styles and themes during some of the nations most troubled times.
2019: Re-Imagining Brexit Britain, Reflections on the past, present and future
09 Nov 2017, 6.30 pm
The vote to leave the European Union in June 2016 touched upon some of big themes about the future of the Britain as a nation state. Issues such as the backlash to globalization, inequality, the growing divide between cities and rural areas, identity, and blaming of migrants in the UK led to a rise in reported racism and hate crimes nationally in all areas- rural, suburban and urban since the Referendum vote. The increase in reported hate crime in Nottingham in the three months after the Referendum vote was the second highest of anywhere in England and Wales.
What are the lessons we can learn from the past? Can we re-imagine a more equal and inclusive Britain? What should we do practically to make sure that after 2019 people living here do not face increased racist violence.
Join us to think about these issues and listen to local people working to create an infrastructure challenges the growth of racism and xenophobia, and working to make a positive shift in the narrative on migration and racism.
Free. The Space Nottingham Contemporary