Racial Equity

Salma El-Wardany in Conversation

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Salma El-Wardany is a writer, poet and presenter and in her new book, These Impossible Things, she tells the story of three women coming to terms with the life choices that they have made. This is a tale of reconciling love, loss, faith, womanhood and friendship, and how one moment, in a life where everything feels at odds, can change everything. Join Salma as she takes us through themes of female friendships and challenging the current depiction of Muslim women in the media as well as faith, sex and love and loss.

Gendered Genocides

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Here Rahima Mahmut, Uyghur artist and activist, shares with us her powerful insight into the reality of the genocide taking place in her homeland and how the Chinese authorities are systematically breaking the spirit of Uyghur women, to break the spirit of an entire people. 

Racial Equity: Intersectionality in Action

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February is Black History Month in the United States and in the UK we have been marking Racial Equity Week. As with Britain’s Black History Month in October, these moments in time offer us the chance to reflect on past struggles for racial justice and celebrate the successes achieved.

Still Breathing: 100 Black Voices on Racism

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An exploration of the acclaimed new book Still Breathing: 100 Voices on Racism, alongside its co-editor Suzzette Llewellyn and contributors Albie Amankona and Bonnie Greer.

Black History at the Crossroads: Bonnie Greer OBE in conversation

When the history of people is so complex, how can historians cut through politics and myth in order to get to the facts in a way that still allows for nuance? In a world that seems more polarised than ever, writer Bonnie Greer will use her extensive research into Black history to reveal how people – their lives, beliefs, and behaviours – have rarely ever been black and white.

WHY THE WORLD NEEDS BLACK FEMINIST MOVEMENTS

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The needs of Black women and feminist organisations have long and often historically been the least likely to be well resourced and, on top of these injustices, the COVID pandemic has intensified inequalities of which Black women have been further affected.

WHY EQUITY MATTERS AND WHY IT MUST BE MEASURED

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Patricia Hamzahee, Founder of Integriti Capital and Conduit member, writes about the vital role data can play in enabling equity of outcomes for Black and ethnic minority-led businesses.

DR ROB BERKELEY: “FOCUS ON WHAT’S STRONG, RATHER THAN WHAT’S WRONG”

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Rob Berkeley is buzzing with energy. The self-confessed ‘award-winning busybody, recovering academic and reforming social reformer’ is immersed in plans for Pride month – including a collaboration with Budweiser and a new film project – but his mind is already racing forward, assembling ideas for the future.

AFUA HIRSCH ON IDENTITY, RACE & HARRY AND MEGHAN

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Paul van Zyl, The Conduit’s co-founder, started the conversation with Afua by laying out what he sees as the three core challenges of the next decade: climate change, inequality and identity.

12 BOOKS TO HELP YOU LEARN ABOUT BLACK BRITISH HISTORY

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Black History Month has become a modern tradition – and one that this year feels more vital than ever. However, perhaps because of its origins in the USA, there has been a tendency in years past to focus on Black history as it relates to iconic American figures and events, while ignoring the stories and struggles of those closer to home.