What is City Talks?
The City Talks public lecture series features a programme of speakers who will share their views and insights on a range of topics. The talks are free of charge, and open to the public.
Black Studies City Talk - 'The end of racism?'
Wednesday 7 March, 6.15pm - 8.00pm, The Curzon Building.
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.
A new series of free public lunchtime debates, bringing together speakers from across the University and the wider Birmingham community. Find out more about 'The Debate' series.