David Hern, Edge Hill Alumni presents an illustrated live PowerPoint presentation covering all aspects of Liverpool’s involvement in slavery together with Liverpool’s legacy of slavery.
A documentary love letter to Toxteth. 50-years ago renowned photographer Don McCullin took a series of photographs around Liverpool 8. Inspired by these images, we go on an historical and social exploration of L8 over the last half century.
In April 1981 Brixton exploded in anger and that anger swept across UK inner cities in the summer of 1981. Liverpool 8 witnessed the longest and most costly of these uprisings. Join us for an afternoon of discussion, performance and photography reflecting on the events of 1981 in this 40th anniversary year. With national activists, artists and commentors we will remember the uprisings and consider their legacies and lessons for a new generation of Black Lives Matter and other anti-racist activists today.
A follow-up workshop to share the findings about the lived experiences of Black and minority students and staff.
The purpose of the workshop is to have solution focused discussions about how we as individuals and as a community can work collaboratively to address the issues raised by the narrative of our lived experiences.
We are providing a safe and open space for Black and other minority students and staff to share their lived experiences. We are encouraging sharing these experiences so we can identify issues that need to be acknowledged and addressed as individuals and as a community. The purpose of the workshop is to develop a narrative based on these experiences that we can work together to address as a community in a follow-up workshop on the 27th of October 2021.
The last event of the day is a series of performances will explore key issues. The first looks at the perception of ‘black’ and what it means to be a black woman. The second performance explores human trafficking and slavery since Brexit. Lastly is a silhouette performance looking at ideas around beauty, unconscious bias and a dance movement performance exploring oppression narratives.
This is the second event of the Black History Month, Dance and Wellbeing series. Here we will focus on issues within the UK relating to the barriers to inclusion and diversity faced by psychotherapists, and an exploration of the effects of honour-based abuse on mental health.
This is the first event of the Black History Month, Dance and Wellbeing series. This event explores some of the key issues relating to arts, art therapies and psychotherapies in relation to diversity and mental health awareness. The event will be facilitated by Dr Nisha Sajnani, who is the Director of the Drama Therapy program at New York University.
Edge Hill’s International Centre on Racism will be screening the UK Premiere of Wilmington on Fire, a new and deeply impactful film about Black history. Following the film there will be a live Q&A with the director via video link so students and staff can learn why the events in Wilmington are so important and how he created the film.
Three Edge Hill alumni – Ngunan Adamu, Claire Beerjeraz and Jay Chambers – will be taking part in Diverse Voices: Minority Ethnic Alumni Panel, a roundtable discussion about the lived experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students.