To celebrate the launch of Europe’s first Black Studies degree, Birmingham City University will be hosting what promises to be a lively discussion with leading experts on contemporary issues surrounding this discipline.
The panel will be made up of renowned speakers, including Princeton University’s Professor Imani Perry, one of the world’s most influential experts in race and African-American culture and who has written books on race, politics, feminism, society and citizenship.
She will be joined by Dr Kehinde Andrews, one of the UK’s leading Black British voices, and founder of the Black Studies course, and Birmingham entrepreneur Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones aka ‘The Black Farmer’. Chairing the discussion will be award-winning broadcaster and former Blue Peter presenter Ayo Akinwolere.
The panel will explore the topic of ‘The end of racism?’ and why the University’s launch of a degree in Black Studies is now more important than ever.
The discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.
This event forms part of the University’s regular City Talks series, which features a programme of high profile speakers who share their views and insights on a range of topics, promoting the institution’s ambition and aim of being a ‘university without walls’.
Wednesday 7 March, 6.15-8pm
The Curzon Building (City Centre Campus), 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD
Birmingham City University
More information and to book: www.bcu.ac.uk/citytalks