#ThereISBlackInTheUnionJack Launch and Debate

Asher Craig, Maya Goodfellow, Afua Hirsch, Sado Jirde, Omar Khan and David Olusoga

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#ThereISBlackInTheUnionJack – a film and history project by BSWN– looks at the relationships between heritage, race, identity and belonging for the Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) community in Bristol. It focuses on how BME individuals and communities in Bristol express their racial identity/heritage in post-Brexit England when vitriol racial and nationalistic rhetoric is being used to question the place and heritage of people of colour place within the UK. Charting the changing nature of BME identity in the city through conversations with BME Bristolians across generations and genders (with the help of trained BME volunteers from the community), the documentary features interviews with members of the community, activists and political leaders. Following the film, Asher Craig (Bristol City Council), writer, broadcaster and barrister Afua Hirsch, researcher Maya Goodfellow, Omar Khan (director of the Runneymede Trust) and writer and broadcaster David Olusoga will explore issues of identity, inclusion and belonging in future cities.

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#ThereISBlackInTheUnionJack: Community Launch
Edson Burton
Sat 21 October 2017, 18:00-20:00
Malcolm X Centre
Free
Following a screening of the documentary, Edson Burton chairs a discussion on the film and the future of Bristol in terms of racial politics, heritage and belonging.

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