1.00 - 2.20 PANEL 1 - ACADEMIC TAKES
Professor Les Back
Les Back teaches sociology at Goldsmiths College, London and is the authors of numerous book and papers on racism and ethnicity, popular culture and music, urban life, community, social divisions class, social theory and sociological methods.
Professor Gargi Bhattacharyya
Gargi Bhattacharyya in Professor of Sociology at University of East London. Her work and interests pertain to 'race' and racisms, sexualities, global cultures, the 'War on Terror', and, increasingly austerity and racial capitalism.
Professor Tina Campt
Tina Campt is a Claire Tow and Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and Chair of the Africana Studies Department at Barnard. Professor Campt’s published work explores gender, racial and diasporic formation in black communities in Germany, and Europe more broadly.
Professor Shirley Tate
Shirley Tate is a qualitative researcher interested in intersectional thinking. In her writing, research and teaching she draws on Black feminist, gender, critical ‘race’, queer, post colonial and Caribbean decolonial theory within her overall focus on Black Atlantic diaspora studies and emerging identifications.
2.40 - 4.00pm PANEL 2 - ARTIST / ACTIVIST TAKES
Fahim Alam is a filmmaker and Managing Director at Film Pill. Among his numerous projects, he has directed Lowkey’s Ghosts of Grenfell music video, and the 2011 documentary on the English uprisings Riots Reframed. Fahim holds an MSc in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies from LSE, and BA in Law from University of Oxford.
Congo Natty / Rebel MC
Congo Natty is a Londoner and a musician. He first came to prominence as part of 80s hip hop/dance act Double Trouble. In 1990 he released his first album project ‘Rebel Music’ in 1990. That was followed in 1991 with ‘Black Meaning Good’, a precursor to a style of music that eventually became known as Jungle. Through his labels X-Project, Tribal Bass and Congo Natty Recordings he cemented his name in the annals of Jungle music history.
Ingrid Pollard is a photographer, media artist and researcher. Pollard has developed a social practice concerned with representation, history and landscape with reference to race, difference and the materiality of lens based media. Her work is included in numerous collections including the UK Arts Council and the Victoria & Albert Museum. She lives and works in London UK.
4.20- 5.30pm INTERVIEW GARY YOUNGE WITH PAUL GILROY
Followed by Q&A with audience
Gary Younge is editor-at-large at the Guardian. In addition to his feature and columns for the Guardian he is writes a monthly column for The Nation, "Beneath the Radar". He has published a number of books including Another Day in the Death of America (2016)
5.30- 8.30pm AFTER PARTY
Caribbean food provided.
Please note that the bar will be cash only.
Lambros Fatsis: (Dr.) Lambros Fatsis is Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at the University of Southampton. When he doesn't teach or write he plays all-vinyl DJ sets of Jamaican music from the late 1950s to the late 1970s as Boulevard Soundsystem. Expect mento, shuffle, ska, rocksteady, Jamaican soul funk, and a healthy dose of heavyweight roots and dub.
Wrongtom is a record producer and DJ from South London, signed to TruThoughts label. He is responsible for the Wrongtom Meets… series, which includes collaborations in dub with Ragga Twins.
This film/animation explores, Martiniquan thinker Edouard Glissant’s notion of opacity in relation to her own body as it moves through border sites. Fubara-Manuel is a PhD student in Media Practice at the University of Sussex.
A short experiment using spare footage from 'The New Frontier', a short doc made in collaboration with Aiyana Gane and Violet Marchenkova. 'The New Frontier' explores the links between the process of gentrification and that of settler colonialism, taking Brixton, the area where Lansiquot was born and raised, as its subject. This piece is a short audiovisual document of the Brixton they want to see disappear. It draws on Imani Robinson and Ciaran Finlayson's concept of ‘The Black Drift’, which explores the psycho-geographical contours that encourage or discourage Black passage through, often urban, space. This piece is a realisation of the Brixton that I would feel able and eager to drift through, of a home almost lost. Lansiquot is a filmmaker, DJ and member of the sorryyoufeeluncomfortable collective.
This event is organised by Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies Network (REPS), coordinated on this occasion by Luke de Noronha, Malcolm James and Helen Kim. For more information on the Network please contact email@example.com