Mercury Monday Masterclass: With Lawrence Walker

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Showing on:
Mon 12 October 2020
Duration:
1hr 30mins
Price:
FREE - booking required

WHY ARE WE STILL FIGHTING RACISM?

Join us for a Masterclass delivered by Lawrence Walker Head of Colchester’s Black History Month with guest speaker Sophie Kabangu activist for Black Lives Matter

The Masterclass explores:

  • Key concepts related to racism, oppression, and privilege
  • How racial bias affects individuals and communities
  • Anti-Racism and it’s implications

There will be time in the session to identify and share ways together to implement anti-racist practices.

Lawrence Walker, is an American Expat who has lived here in East Anglia for over 25 years. Retired Sports and fitness Trainer who’s favourite sport is basketball. He is a community activist and working with several ethnically diverse support organisations and community organisations in Colchester and other groups in East Anglia.

He has been the chairperson of Colchester Black History for the past decade, with the support of a number of local ethnically diverse groups, local authorities and new members and participants.  He has made a tremendous effort to keep the spirit and integrity of Black History Month as strong as was when they launched the very first BHM Colchester Launch Day at the Colchester Arts Centre all those years ago.

Sophie Kabangu, set up and leads Black Lives Matter Colchester.  She is a sociology and Human Rights Undergrad at Essex Uni and her activism has landed her a spot on Amnesty International UK’s Rise Up Programme bringing together young human rights defenders from across the country. @mfcsophk

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