***UPDATE***

Hello,

A new online reading group is starting this month:

Anti-Racist Reading Group

Continuing on Monday 22nd June from 7:30pm til 9pm (BST) the sessions will be held at the Q.A.F. Space, a continuous “queer virtual salon / community cafe / cabaret bar / speakeasy for our times” on Zoom.

Open to all but primarily aimed at white people wanting to self-educate and become better allies to people of colour. The group will look at how white supremacy is upheld by everyone holding white privilege and how it can be challenged and dismantled.

This week’s reading:

Our main book for the next two sessions is:

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch

  • Chapters 1-4 – Monday 22nd June @ 7.30pm-9pm (BST)
  • Chapters 5-8 – Monday 6th July @ 7.30pm-9pm (BST)

If you can’t get the book at the moment then here are a couple of free alternatives that may be helpful to cover instead:

Brit(ish): Afua Hirsch on race and identity in Britain today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy9mUluT0XM

Our identity | Afua Hirsch | TEDxTottenham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzhCpv9ynrM

The toppling of Edward Colston’s statue is not an attack on history. It is history by David Olusoga – Article in the Guardian from Monday 8th June 2020.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/08/edward-colston-statue-history-slave-trader-bristol-protest

 

Please remember to source your book from Black led bookshops or vendors that are pro-Black. Here’s some links that might be useful. If anyone finds some good links or pointers give us a shout and we can mention at the next group.

New Beacon Books – Specialist in African and Caribbean literature since 1966 – sadly currently closed due to Covid19 however:

https://www.newbeaconbooks.com/black-british-non-fiction/british-on-race-identity-and-belonging?rq=brit(ish)

UK Black Writers Forum – News portal for UK African Caribbean Authors – they provide a list of Black book shops / outlets / publishers:

https://ukblackwritersforum.wordpress.com/black-book-shopspublishers/

If you have any access requirements, thoughts or questions drop us a line at:

leo@milkpresents.com,

ruby@milkpresents.com

@MilkPresents on Twitter.

See you there

MP x

Previous weeks’ reading lists:

  • Welcome To The Anti-Racism Movement – Here’s what you’ve Missed – IJEOMA OLUO

https://theestablishment.co/welcome-to-the-anti-racism-movement-heres-what-you-ve-missed-711089cb7d34/index.html 

  • White Privilege, Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack: Peggy McIntosh

https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf

  • Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV3nnFheQRo

  • A.G Blackwell – EPISODE 04: ANGELA GLOVER BLACKWELL, “WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE” COLORLINES SERIES

https://www.raceforward.org/media/podcast/momentum-race-forward-podcast/episode-04-angela-glover-blackwell-%E2%80%9Cwho-do-we-think-we