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Me and White Supremacy: Layla F. Saad and Angela Saini

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Join the author of the bestselling Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad, in conversation with Angela Saini for this online lunchtime talk.

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Layla F. Saad is a globally respected writer, speaker and podcast host on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and social change. Her work has been included on almost every essential anti-racism reading list and she was recently featured in British Vogue’s momentous ‘Activism Now’ issue. As an East African, Arab, British, Black Muslim woman who was born in the West and lives in the Middle East, Layla has always sat at a unique intersection of identities, allowing her to draw on rich and intriguing perspectives. Elizabeth Gilbert hailed her as: ‘One of the most important and valuable teachers we have on the subject of white supremacy and racial injustice.’

Me and White Supremacy was published in January and became an instant phenomenon, spending six consecutive weeks on the Sunday Times bestseller charts and also becoming a New York Times bestseller. It has now sold 115k copies. Encouraging readers with white privilege to examine the ways in which they benefit from it, it galvanised readers worldwide to take action - a process continued in Layla’s new book, Me and White Supremacy: A Guided Journal.

Layla created the guided journal, which includes the original journaling prompts from Me and White Supremacy with lots of space for note-taking, as the practice of journaling is one of the most powerful ways to create conscious awareness. It will serve as a transformational anti-racism tool that you can come back to again and again.

Angela Saini is an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster. She presents science programmes on the BBC, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, The Sunday Times, National Geographic and Wired. Her latest book, Superior: the Return of Race Science, was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and named a book of the year by The Telegraph, Nature and Financial Times. Her previous book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, has been translated into thirteen languages. Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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