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Monday, March 2, 2020

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Monday, March 2, 2020 - 18:00 Speaker Bari Weiss in Conversation with Maajid Nawaz

Bari Weiss in Conversation with Maajid Nawaz

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 18:00

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*NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW STARTING AT 6pm*

On 27 February 2020, Allen Lane will publish New York Times columnist Bari Weiss’ explosive debut, How to Fight Anti-Semitism. The book delves into a long-history of anti-Semitism dating back to 2nd century BC as well as exploring the alarming rise of hate-crimes against Jews today. This book is an urgent wake-up call filled with examples of anti-Semites in the political sphere as well as today’s extremist attacks like the 2018 Pittsburgh Shooting – a massacre which took place at Bari’s own family synagogue. She argues a case for renewing Jewish culture, values and identity to rise above and eradicate anti-Semitism once and for all.

Maajid Nawaz is a British activist and radio presenter. He is the founding chairman of Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank that seeks to challenge the narratives of Islamist extremists, and the host of a radio show on LBC, every Saturday and Sunday. In 2015 he was the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn. He has been vocal in his allyship in the fight against anti-Semitism.

Weiss’ books will be available to purchase at and after the event.

 
 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 19:00 Speaker A Shackled Legacy: Universities and the Slave Trade

A Shackled Legacy: Universities and the Slave Trade

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 19:00

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With Cambridge’s decision to launch an inquiry into its links to slave trade, the legacy of slavery at universities is a topic that is more important than ever. How should we approach the troubled past at some of the most esteemed institutions in the UK? How will it shape their legacy in the years to come? Come hear from people working in this space at universities both at home and in the US, about their experiences in conducting similar investigations into an issue that has been overlooked for too long.   

 

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Councillor Graham Campbell

Councillor Campbell is Glasgow’s first councillor of African-Caribbean descent and an external adviser for the report published last year by the University of Glasgow on its ties to slavery. The university has since embarked on a programme of reparative justice, pledging to raise £20m to fund a joint centre for development research with the University of the West Indies. Under Councillor Campbell’s leadership, the city's council has launched a study into Glasgow's controversial links with slave labour, the first to be conducted by a local authority in the UK.

Professor Jody Allen

Dr. Jody Allen is an Assistant Professor of History at the College of William & Mary, the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, after Harvard University. In 2009, William & Mary passed a resolution acknowledging the institution’s role as a slaveholder and established the Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation. Dr. Allen is the Director of the Lemon Project, a dynamic effort to confront the history of slavery and racial discrimination at the College.