Panel Talks & Workshops
This is Why I Resist: Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu with Tomiwa Folorunso
- 9:00 pm
27 January 2021
‘Shola’s take-no-prisoners and pull-no-punches energy pulses through This Is Why I Resist – and it’s brilliant. She’s a firebrand, her activism forged in hard work and lived experience, and we are glad to have her speaking truth to power and putting forward an important contribution to our collective liberation.’ – PHYLL OPOKU-GYMAH, Co-Founder and Director of UK Black Pride
There could be few more apt starts to 2021 than a rousing evening with activist and political commentator, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu!
The Lighthouse – Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop, is thrilled to celebrate the launch of her first book This Is Why I Resist with a special live interview with Tomiwa Folorunso!
Shola will unpack and explore the central elements of her book – including racism, and specifically anti-blackness in the UK, racial gatekeeping, white ingratitude, performative allyship, current identity politics and abuse of the Black trans community. With Tomiwa she will explore how we fight oppression today, how we affect the change still so desperately needed.
Register and purchase your ticket here
Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu is a political and women’s rights activist, qualified New York Attorney and Solicitor of England & Wales. She is the founder of the Women in Leadership Publication. She is a public speaker and political commentator in mainstream and online media, routinely making appearances on Sky News, This Morning, Good Morning Britain and CNN. This is Why I Resist is her first book.
Tomiwa Folorunso is a freelance writer and presenter from Edinburgh, currently studying a Cultural Studies MA at KU Leuven, Brussels. Tomiwa was previously Black Ballad’s Scotland regional editor, presented the BBC Radio 4 documentary; ‘The Art of Now: Black and Creative in Scotland’ and contributed to Monstrous Regiment’s anthology, So Hormonal.
Dates & times
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm | 27 January 2021