Saturday 16th June 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ The Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG
‘Race and Nation in the Age of Trump and Brexit’: Gary Younge in conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the UK’s vote to leave the European Union shocked most commentators. While delivering sharp rebukes to hopelessly out of touch political establishments, both campaigns relied heavily on xenophobia and racism to achieve victory.
Haymarket Books and Red Pepper invite you to join Gary Younge and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, two of today’s most prominent black activist-intellectuals, to discuss how we got to this point and the demands that the new terrain places on anti-racist activists.
Gary Younge is an author, broadcaster and editor-at-large for The Guardian. He has written five books, most recently ‘Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives’. He has won multiple prizes for his journalism, including the 2018 (Broadsheet) Feature Writer of the Year award. He writes on many topics in British and American politics, including migration, the far right, Brexit and Trump.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. She is the author of ‘From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation’, which won the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book, and the editor of ‘How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective’. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, Jacobin, and many other publications. She is assistant professor in the department of African American Studies at Princeton University.
****PLEASE NOTE: Tickets will be REQUIRED for entry.**** Registration via eventbrite is required. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Seats will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.