Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu - This is Why I Resist

In conversation with Maliha Abidi

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu - This is Why I Resist





Sunday 7 November, 2021

Leconfield Hall, Petworth, GU28 0AH

11.30am - 12.30pm

Adults £10 / 18 and under £5 / Online £5

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We look at one of society’s most important current debates. In the last months both at home and abroad we have seen more clearly than ever that black people are still fighting for the right to be judged by the content of their character and not the colour of their skin.

In This is Why I Resist, activist and political commentator Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu digs down into the deep roots of racism in the UK and the US. Against the background of the Black Lives Matter campaign and using real life examples from the modern day, Dr Shola shows us the different forms racism takes in our day-to-day lives and asks profound and difficult questions.

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu is a political and women’s rights activist, qualified New York Attorney and Solicitor of England & Wales. She is the founder of the Women in Leadership Publication. She is a public speaker and political commentator in mainstream and online media, routinely making appearances on Sky News, This Morning, Good Morning Britain and CNN. This is Why I Resist is her first book.

Maliha Abidi is an artist and feminist who has worked with renowned platforms, including UN Women and Peace Corporation. Her new book, Rise: Extraordinary Women of Colour Who Changed the World, is published this month. www.saqibooks.com


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Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (photo: Alexis Chabala)