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Emma Dabiri at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00
Online and The New York Times Theatre (in Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art))
Emma Dabiri

The Open University in Scotland is pleased to support the Emma Dabiri: Beyond the Anti-Racism 'How To' Guide event as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2021. 

The murder of George Floyd, the powerful resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the imperative for white people to interrogate personal privilege led to a number of books about anti-racism being at the top of the bestseller lists in 2020.

Emma Dabiri’s What White People Can Do Next is a clever deconstruction of the mainstream conversation around anti-racism. This is not a ‘how to’ guide. Rather, this collection of essays urges us to root our understanding of race in the multiple and complex histories of class, capitalism, and colonialism.

Join Dabiri for a vital and much-needed conversation, as she delves further into why we need to go beyond posturing to enact lasting change in society. 

Book via the Edinburgh Book Festival websiteThis is a live event, with an author Q&A. If buying a ticket to watch the event in-person, the author will be on stage, in the venue. Or choose to pay what you can and book your spot to watch the event online. 

There's a wide range of free online learning on the OU’s site OpenLearn. Resources include the short course on descriptive writing, 'Writing what you know', and a 'Race and Ethnicity Hub', which offers fresh perspectives on race, racism and ethnicity through free courses, articles and videos.

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