Part II in a three-part series called The Rights and Justice City: Hope, History and Being Humane, this public dialogue tackles an important issue in an open forum. Nottingham is home to Europe’s first Black Lives Matter chapter, which in 2015 joined the 30 local chapters that exist in the US, Canada and Africa. Chapter members are also part of the Nottingham Black History Society and the project Slave Trade Legacies: The Colour of Money (a National Lottery Heritage Award finalist). But what is the relationship between Black Lives Matter and black history in Nottingham? Is Nottingham’s black past a prologue for contemporary activism? Does the city’s history contain a usable past for today—do Black Histories Matter? Join us for talks, discussion and music, with local experts and visiting guests, in collaboration with the Nottingham Black History Society and Black Lives Matter Nottingham.
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets come to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.