This is Why I Resist: Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu with Tomiwa Folorunso | Lighthouse – Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop

This is Why I Resist: Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu with Tomiwa Folorunso | Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop

27jan20:0021:00This is Why I Resist: Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu with Tomiwa Folorunso | Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu book event

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Events of 2020 shone a bright light on endemic racism in the UK. This has to change, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimy calls for resistance.

‘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! We’re thrilled to celebrate the launch 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.

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Time

(Wednesday) 20:00 - 21:00

Location

Virtual