“In 2020, I was working as a community development officer in South Yorkshire, quietly weathering Covid lockdown. Then – news of a tragedy. George Floyd, an African American, died at the hands of four Minnesota police officers. Like many others, I felt moved to take some kind of action. I reached out to a fellow Quaker, a former prison chaplain, Nim Njuguna. By the end of the conversation, Nim had convinced me to work with him on a series of dialogues where we would interview each other about race, racism, and our responses.
Our dialogues have developed as a kind of living oral history, recording a meeting between two people, one Black and one White, wanting to discuss positive ways forward on injustice and inequality. As it was a living process, lots of ideas emerged, including the point that we wanted to support readers to take this work forward, which in turn led to us creating worksheets on such issues as language, economics, and offering case studies of key Black Quaker figures and their lives.”
This discussion will continue in Nottingham, with guests from other faiths
Doors: 1.30 for coffee and biscuits. 2.00 start. Refreshments included.
Tickets are free