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Live In-Person: Black British Lives Matter in Edinburgh

Monday 29th November 2021

  • Venue The Bookshop, 2 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5JH
  • Doors open 7.40pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Please note that Michelle Moore will now join us in the place of Alexandra Wilson.

This November, MBE Marcus Ryder and former athlete Michelle Moore join us to discuss this vital new essay collection. Black British Lives Matter is a response to the international outcry at George Floyd’s murder. Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder have commissioned these essays to discuss how and why we need to fight for black lives to matter. Recognising black British experience within the Black Lives Matter movement, nineteen prominent black figures including David Olusoga, Dawn Butler MP, Kit de Waal and Alexandra Wilson explain why black lives should be celebrated when too often they are undervalued.

Co-Editor Marcus Ryder has over twenty five years experience working in television and journalism, is the Chair of RADA, and is a leader on the issue of diversity in the media. He was previously the Chair of the Royal Television Society’s Diversity Committee and was the head of BBC Scotland Current Affairs for nearly a decade. Michelle Moore is a leadership coach, former athlete, and contributor to Black British Lives Matter. She is the author of Real Wins, published in November 2021, which is an urgent call to action. In it, Michelle shows us how to face our fears, build resilience and find our own unique leadership style using her experience both on the track and in the boardroom.

We hope you can join us in the bookshop this November to discuss this timely and important collection.